The wires do not have to support the wing under aerodynamic load, the amount of load they must support is only the difference between the FIA load test and the load the front wing assembly naturally supports. So the wires don’t really have to hold that much load, and can be relatively thin.
Now, i believe that Red Bull’s wings do flex, we can all see it in fairness… so is this not going to cause massive problems however under braking for turn 12 at Turkey, thats ridiculously bumpy and even the Macca’s front wings are nearly hitting the floor without flexing?
The only reason I think that there’s something really fishy about the front wing (other than just “regular” material flexing under load) is that when Vettel’s new-spec wing broke at Silverstone last year (resulting in Webber having his confiscated) and it broke in a very odd fashion, almost like it had been knocked out of a holder or something.
Yeah James, that’s what seems weird to me too. Does anyone remember those pictures from the winter that showed the whole nose section flexing, not just the wing, which if true could go some way to explaining that dodgy failure on Vettel’s car.