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McLaren: FIA make the correct ruling on Mercedes super f-duct rear wing system

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes managing director Jonathan Neale says that McLaren trust FIA make the correct ruling on Mercedes super f-duct rear wing system. But Red Bull and Lotus questioned for a clarification of the rules close the innovative system developed by Mercedes, dubbed ‘super f-duct’. By successfully taking advantage of a loophole, the silver arrows are enjoying a significant straight-line speed advantage greater than the standard DRS effect.

“Mercedes were very quick during qualifying and there is enough YouTube footage of Michael [Schumacher] being very defensive about photographs of the car,” said Neale. “But I think we have to rely on the FIA [to make the correct ruling]. Neale said Autosport.

“All the teams are going to be trying to extract the maximum within the permitted regulations, and innovation – particularly if a car is quick – certainly comes under challenge. We understand that well. But I don’t understand well enough what Mercedes are actually doing, and we have to rely on our colleagues at the FIA.

“If we have anything that we think is innovative or pushing the interpretations of the regulations, we are all obliged to disclose that to Charlie Whiting and his colleagues, and I’m very confident that Mercedes will have done that and got a ruling that’s OK.”

World champion Red Bull Racing’s team Principal Christian Horner said in Australia that his anxious was that there would now be a costly rush for the whole pitlane to copy the Mercedes idea.

“It is a clever system and hats off to them for doing it, but the most important thing for us is – is it OK?” he said. The frustrating thing with all these systems is that it will undoubtedly be banned for next year, but in the meantime are we all going to go off and chase the idea.

“Inevitably there would be a considerable amount of cost involved. It would be a development that the front teams would look at, but it might be something that is prohibitively expensive for the smaller teams.”

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