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Red Bulls tried to change wing rule to stop Ferrari


By Jay
March 25 2011

It is being reported that Red Bull made a final minute unsuccessful attempt to have the rules changed on the moveale rear wing ahead of the first GP in Australia.

Finland’s Turun Sanomat claims that Red Bull wanted the wing banned for practice and qualifying sessions, but were opposed by other teams.

“Letting us use it on all the straights, on all the laps, makes no sense,” Mark Webber was quoted as saying to O Estado de S.Paulo.

The report suggests that Red Bull's stand is due to it's lack of straightline speed, and with constant deployment of the wings at every lap will only exacerbate its existing pace deficit in straightline to it main competitors viz., Ferrari and Mclaren.

"The (wing rules) has been discussed and approved at the FOTA level as well as the FIA level," an unnamed source confirmed.

"One team wants it to be different because their straight line speed is not as good as its competitors," the source added.

The FIA have however, banned the use of the adjustable wing in practice and qualifying sessions when cars are using wet tyres, for safety reasons.


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