Lauda says adjustable rear wings 'a poor compromise'

By on Monday, February 21, 2011

Feb.21 (GMM) Niki Lauda has admitted his opposition to the debuting adjustable rear wings this year.

Drivers will be able to press a button to stall the rear wing this year if they are within 1 second of the car in front and within a 600 metre zone on a straight.

"This artificial intervention of technology is a poor compromise," said the triple world champion, referring to the supposed problem of overtaking in F1.

Referring to the new rear wings, Austrian Lauda - who turns 62 on Tuesday - told Blick newspaper: "Ultimately it's a manipulation of the racing."


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