New moveable rear wing in F1 cars will not lead to glut of overtaking: Alonso

February 16th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 16 (ANI): F1 ace driver Fernando Alonso has rubbished suggestions that the new moveable rear wing on Formula One cars will lead to a glut of overtaking.

The two-plane wings have a slot in between that can be opened up by drivers to reduce aerodynamic drag and thus boost speed, The Sun reports.

But they will only be able to use the device in a 600-metre zone at the end of a track’s main straight if they have got within one second of the car in front.

“If the car ahead of you is running only one tenth slower than you, then the moveable wing is not enough. Overtaking between front runners will be difficult in 2011, too,” The Sun quoted Alonso, as saying.

He believes that the moveable wing will be useful for fast cars stuck behind much slower ones.

Alonso experienced such a scenario at the final Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi last year.

His Ferrari was held up behind the slower Renault of Vitaly Petrov on the tight track, which contributed to him losing the world championship to Sebastian Vettel. (ANI)

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