A radical rear wing concept that could lead to more overtaking in Formula One has been unveiled by the International Automobile Federation. The centreline Downwash Generating Wing eliminates the existing singel rear wing and replaces it with two box-like wings, one behind each rear wheel.
The wings create a wake so following cars have more downforce and less drag.
FIA statement "With the support of the teams it may be possible to introduce these changes by 2007."
A recent survey commissioned by the FIA found that 94% of fans wanted to see more overtaking in Formula One.
Max Mosley, FIA president “This new research is important for the future of Formula One. By introducing the CDG wing we can give motor sport fans exactly what they have asked for, wheel-to-wheel racing with much more overtaking. It is our hope that the teams will collaborate with us in the optimisation of this radical new idea so that the aerodynamic benefits can be introduced into Formula One in 2007 rather than having to wait until 2008.”
Henri Richard, AMD Executive Vice President "It’s clear the FIA has listened to the feedback of its key constituents - F1 fans around the world - and has taken a bold, innovative approach to improving overtaking and therefore creating a more exciting race experience. AMD is committed to encouraging innovation and creativity and to helping the world's leading organizations take advantage of the phenomenal impact of our technology."
It may however sound all very good, it doesn't really look like it. The FIA have published the following image to illustrate what they have come up with: http://www.fia.com/resources/images/178 ... raphic.jpg . I am not sure about the public but sponsors won't be very happy with this idea because they will have less interesting advertising space available.