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Ferrari turned down proposal for ‘simple front wings’ to aid overtaking

Ferrari turned down proposal for ‘simple front wings’ to aid overtaking

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The Ferrari Formula 1 team reportedly threatened to use their veto power when a plan for simple front wings were presented at the Formula 1 strategy group meeting, as the sport continues to find ways to increase the amount of overtaking. 

Sources suggest no significant changes took place after the F1 strategy group meeting on Thursday, however changes to aerodynamics were one point of discussion for the 2019 F1 season, and Ross Brawn presented a design of much simpler front wing designs, which could aid overtaking, however Ferrari straight away threatened to use their veto power against this. As a result, the idea was immediately dropped.

Whilst the proposal for a change in front wings on F1 cars was not successful, a revision to the area of the bargeboards on the car was reportedly agreed to, with the purpose of allowing for more advertising space, as proposed by the McLaren Formula 1 team.

As many Renault and Honda powered teams remain concerned about the ‘three engine’ rule for the 2018 F1 season, Red Bull made another attempt at increasing the engine allocation for this year, however it was unsuccessful, and drivers will get grid penalties after the use of three F1 engines this year.