No doubt a few sighs of relief in the Red Bull garages at Spa-Francorchamps, with the Red Bull 's front wing has passed the latest flexible wing testsFIA stewards passing the cars’ front wings in the stronger flexi-wing tests conducted this weekend.

In the wake of intense speculation that some teams’ front wings are flexing more than the regulations permit, the Red Bull RB6 and McLaren MP4-25 were subject to the new tests during an inspection session after practice at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The cars of Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton were inspected, and confirmed by FIA delegate Jo Bauer to be “found to be in conformity with 2010 FIA Formula 1 technical regulations”.

This may go some way to alleviate concerns with respect to the use of flexing bodywork, although concerns will still rumble on until the teams face further tests at the Italian Grand Prix, where the FIA will conduct more stringent tests on the floors of the cars.

Although Ferrari was also subject to allegations that its front wing was similarly flexing, its car was not chosen for inspection. It could, however, be subject to later inspections that could be scheduled following the third practice session or qualifying.

[Original image via GP Update]

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