F1’s new 2019 wings won’t reduce ‘outwashing’ – Wolff | 2019 F1 season

Formula 1 aerodynamicists have already found ways to recreate the ‘outwashing’ effect which the FIA hoped to eliminate in 2019, according to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.
“You can’t come any closer, you lose downforce, the tyre loses grip and therefore the overtaking’s really bad.”
The FIA said the research which led to the introduction of the new wings, which was approved in May, “indicated the strong likelihood of a positive impact on racing and overtaking within F1”.
The FIA estimated the new front wings and other changes would increase lap times by 1.5 seconds.

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