FIA May Tweak Wing Rules After Chinese GP

Once the red lights were turned off over the F1 field in Australia, all F1 fans were keen on witnessing the “new order” in the championship, influenced by the new Pirelli tires and the much controversial adjustable rear wing. In the end, they got the same winner that dominated the running last year, Sebastian Vettel.

Regardless of Red Bull's winning start however, everybody wanted to see how the magic new wing of F1 would boost overtaking in the series. And, as revealed by many F1 drivers before the season opening round, the device did not help much in creating overtaking opportunities for the trailing cars.

One of the best examples was Jenson Button's frustrating attempt to overtake Ferrari's Felipe Massa. Despite driving an obviously faster car than the Brazilian, Button was unable to use the new “drag reduction system” in his favor, as it seemed to have no effect at all.

It is true that the effectiveness of this system in Melbourne was not ideal,” the FIA's race and technical director Whiting told Swiss newspaper Le Temps. “The straight is too short and the corner before it too fast,” he tried to explain.

However, it is believed that should the adjustable rear wing fail to work according to plan in the upcoming few races as well, the ruling body might find it necessary to further tweak the rules in order to improve its effectiveness on the track. As far as what those tweaks will be, we're yet in the dark.

We'll see what happens in Malaysia and China and then adapt the system as needed,” Whiting settled to say.
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