BMW to race vertical wings in France

Wed, 12 July 2006, 09:22

BMW-Sauber will race the innovative vertical wings, spotted on the car’s nose whilst testing last week, at Magny Cours this weekend.

Several media sources are reporting that the unique innovation, which debuted at Jerez in the hands of Robert Kubica and Jacques Villeneuve, has been given the green-light by the FIA’s technical delegate Charlie Whiting.

”The FIA has no objections,” a team source was quoted as saying by in Germany.

It’s been a busy time in the wind tunnel at Hinwil, with BMW-Sauber also modifying its controversial rear wing and producing McLaren-like airbox wings that will also debut in France.

BMW-Sauber racer Jacques Villeneuve expressed optimism about the French grand prix.

”We should be relatively quick there,” said the French Canadian, who had a nightmare tour of North America as he crashed at Montreal and experienced an engine failure at Indianapolis.

He added: ”The car is balanced and the aero package is efficient.”

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