Monday, December 5, 2005

F1 rear wing design voted down

FIA proposed F1 wing

FIA proposed F1 wing Staff
12/2/2005 11:02:34 AM
Formula One technical directors have voted against introducing the radical new rear wing design in time for the 2007 season.
According to, no one on the Technical Working Group voted to support the proposal submitted by FIA back in October.
It's believed that while the concept did receive some positive remarks, there are still too many unanswered questions and development work which needs to be done before team officials are confident the design will work to achieve the necessary effects.
Newly hired Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey is said to have worked closely with FIA on the design of the Centreline Downwash Generating Wing.
Prior to the meeting, Renault's director of engineering Pat Symonds cautioned that a no vote would not necessarily mean the death knell for the proposal.

"It is very radical and there is an awful lot to explore," he tells "That certainly does not mean that it is not the way for 2008."
Symonds added he would not be surprised to see the Technical Working Group reverse its decision on the CDG wing midway through next year.
At least eight of the 10 teams need to vote in favour of the plan in order for it to be approved.
FIA president Max Mosley unveiled the CDG concept in late October, as part of new rules aimed at improving overtaking and the overall spectacle of F1 racing.

So, common sense prevails after all. Maybe there is hope yet.

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