“I think the stress test served its purpose because your plane’s speed is under control,” Horner told Sky Sports.
“We just noticed it then. We haven’t seen like four or five races. As I said, this is not even about this route, but to a large extent about Jeddah and Abu Dhabi, where a lot of emphasis is placed on speed on the straights. “
Hamilton defeated Verstappen by almost half a second. “I think their speed on the plane has slowed down a bit. Now it looks very similar to our speed in the plane, which is easy to see. Lewis drove on the sixth and seventh corners the entire time. Especially on the last lap he had a great sector despite the sequence of two slower corners. “
“From what we’ve seen, the speed looks normal on the flat. It’s just Lewis’ very strong bike. “
The FIA confirms the use of new tests
After qualifying in Qatar, the FIA confirmed to Motorsport.com that additional rear wing tests had been introduced since Saturday evening in order to obtain new technical information.
“As part of our routine inspections, we have a very well-defined list of the tests we have carried out, which are described in either Article 3.9 or TD018 (Technical Guidelines, Editor’s Note) on all vehicles, in order to verify compliance,” said an FIA- Speaker.
“The tests you have heard about are for information gathering and are not part of regulatory requirements, but could lead to new criteria in the future.”