Friday, March 5, 2010

McLaren not fazed by rear wing controversy

Here we go again. It always happens doesn't it? And it's always McLaren. What is it about McLaren and F1 anyway? Now it seems that Ferrari and Red Bull are protesting McLaren's rear wing just before the championship is about to begin (and conveniently just after all testing has finished).

"There's a bit of a fuss over McLaren's rear wing," says Red Bull's Christian Horner, according to the Daily Telegraph. "They have a slot on it that affects the air flow and they can pick up a lot of straight-line speed. "I think it will get resolved before the first race," he added. "We've asked the FIA for clarification although I think Ferrari are probably more excited than we are to be honest."
Funny though that McLaren said they spoke to Ferrari and Ferrari didn't know about it.
"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."
I think this is normal F1 games before the start of the season to try to derail your competitors' competitiveness if you see any advantage. The fact that this issue even came up means that McLaren are fast and have an advantage so Ferrari and Red Bull are trying to slow them down before the first race.

What is scary though is Mercedes' quietness. I won't be surprised at Bahrain when they whip out some crazy diffuser or something and blows everybody away.

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