Jun.16 (GMM) Robert Kubica is the first formula one personality to oppose plans for ‘proximity wings’ in 2011.
After a meeting in Canada last weekend, teams agreed that drivers should next year be able to adjust their rear wings when they are following a car, in order to boost their chances of overtaking.
“I think that could be quite exciting,” said FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh, insisting that drivers will not be able to use the straightline speed-boosting system to defend position.
FOTA’s technical chairman Ross Brawn added: “It’s going to be an enhanced F-duct, where the car that is following will be allowed to reduce its drag to attack the car in front.
“I think that will give a lot more opportunity for overtaking.”
But Renault driver Kubica insists that grands prix have been exciting enough in 2010 without the radical innovation.
“And secondly,” he told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, “why it is only now that people are noticing that overtaking is difficult?
“I watched my first formula one race in 1997, and there was not much overtaking then,” noted the Pole.