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Rear wing rule changes on cards?

Rules set to be changed as adjustable rear wing continues to create apprehension - report.

Doubts remain about the adjustable rear wing as F1 2011 pre-season testing comes to a close this week.

According to reports by Spanish sports newspaper AS there is also speculation that there could be some changes to the rules, possibly ahead of the new opener in Australia at the end of this month. Indeed it is understood the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, which is now headed by Rubens Barrichello, met with FIA officials this week and voiced unease about the adjustable rear wing, as well as the level of degradation being experienced with the Pirelli tyres.

Earlier this month F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone also questioned the new rear wing rules [see separate story – click here], while in February, the drivers' appeared more divided over the device, which has been brought in to try and aid overtaking.

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Racehound - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 1:09 PM

And even more complete nonsense is the adjustable rear wing will only be available to use at certain points around the circuit and for a limited time!!! What complete garbage!!! How can it be right or fair that if a driver is being attacked from behind by someone with his wing adjusted for maximum speed, the defending driver is not allowed to adjust his wing to defend his position?!!! Total garbage interference by Bernie Shekelstone and the FIA!! If adjustable rear wings are to be allowed in F1, then it should be down to each driver to decide when, and for how long, they need to use it!!!!

Taz - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 12:49 PM

Adjustable rear wing is a gimmick as is Kers, last year had some pretty good race without Kers, these things just push up the spending in F1 and do nothing for the show. Will we have a Kers graphic to content with and an adjustable rear wing graphic ? the point been the sport is harder to follow....it's like the super rally rule, it's pointless.

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