Niki Lauda has admitted his opposition to the debuting adjustable rear wings this year.
Drivers will be able to press a button to stall the rear wing this year if they are within 1 second of the car in front and within a 600 metre zone on a straight.
“This artificial intervention of technology is a poor compromise,” said the triple world champion, referring to the supposed problem of overtaking in F1.
Referring to the new rear wings, Austrian Lauda – who turns 62 on Tuesday – told Blick newspaper: “Ultimately it’s a manipulation of the racing.”
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