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Author Topic: Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality  (Read 812 times)

Offline John S

Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality
« on: March 04, 2010, 01:07:52 PM »


In this story, from todays Telegraph Newspaper, RBR are raising questions about the legality of McLarens rear wing. Since Charlie Whiting has been consulted during the development it's hard to see how it can now be declared illegal, sounds just like the fuss over last years diffusers all over again.

Great to see the tech guys on teams are still pushing the envelope ever further. :good:


McLaren say they are confident that the rear wing on their new car, the MP4-25, complies with FIA regulations, having been in dialogue “over a period of several months” with the sport’s governing body.

Red Bull Racing chief Christian Horner admitted on Wednesday that his team had asked the FIA for clarification regarding the legality of McLaren’s innovative design, which uses the airbox and engine cover to help stall the rear wing of the MP4-25 - giving the car a straight-line speed advantage of roughly six miles per hour.

"There's a bit of a fuss over McLaren's rear wing," Horner said. "They have a slot on it and they can pick up a lot of straight-line speed.
"I think it will get resolved before the first race. We've asked the FIA for clarification although I think Ferrari are probably more excited than we are to be honest.

"Our question ultimately will be: 'Is it clever design or is it in breach of the regulations'?" He added: "They must be very confident that it's legal. I would think it will be legal."

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh is convinced of it. “The wing is different and innovative, yes,” Whitmarsh told Telegraph Sport on Thursday.

“We have been in contact with Charlie [Whiting, the FIA’s technical director] over a period of several months to check that it complies with regulations. We have been assured that it does.”

A spokesman for the Woking-based team added: "We're very confident that our car is entirely legal - and we're not aware of any protest.

"In fact, we've spoken to Ferrari this morning and they're not aware of any protest either."

The Daily Telegraph, Today



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Offline Jericoke

Re: Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 01:31:20 PM »
I don't know if that sounds like sour grapes, or rather just making sure it IS legal before proceeding to spend time and money copying it.

Offline Ian

Re: Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 06:05:16 PM »
I'm surprised it took this long before someone started whinging.
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Re: Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 09:59:51 PM »
It is a shame given the off-season we've had that we have ended up with more potential problems being raised.  I hope it all proves legal and everyone runs off copying the idea.

Offline stealthhaggis

Re: Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 09:31:10 AM »
Yeah but it's McLaren this time and it's just them not 3 other teams so they will have to change it. Did I not hear it was Ferrari as well who were moaning about it? Anyway, wtf are RB moaning about this kind of thing again for? I mean it's as if unless its an Adrian Newey designed part it must not be legal in F1. They are really starting to p me off as a team RB, cue them winning the sodding title!  :nono:

Offline Scott

Re: Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 11:04:35 AM »
Newey's been around long enough...he'll likely be developing a copy while fighting their design.  It's just posturing.
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2010, 04:35:24 PM »
In baseball, the season officially starts with the President throwing out the first pitch. In F1, the season officially starts with some team trying to throw out some part of another team's car!
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Offline Scott

Re: Red Bull challenge McLaren Rear Wing legality
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2010, 07:09:16 PM »
 :D :D
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