Newey: Front wing grumbles just 'boring' now
22 April 2011 – Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey has hit out at the team's rivals for continuing to question the legality of the front wing on the RB7 and he has branded the continued sniping 'a bit boring'.
Speaking in an interview with The Red Bulletin, the ace designer added that it is quite clear what is and isn’t allowed within the rules.
He also stated that it is all a ploy by ‘one team in particular’ to try and get the regulations revised.
“To be honest, it’s a bit boring,” Newey replied when questioned about it. “I’ve had a season of people moaning about our front wing last year.
"The tests were made more rigorous by the FIA, it’s examined in great detail… I mean, frankly, I think it’s an effort by one team in particular to get a change in regulations because the regulations are very clear in terms of what you can and cannot do with the front wing.
“The rest comes down to how you run the car. We choose to run the car with quite a lot of rake; that means high at the rear, low at the front.
"Others, McLaren for instance, have chosen to take the opposite route. They run the car quite low-rake. Once you run the rear low, that means the front wing is automatically high,” he added.