Gary Anderson: Making rear wings work with DRS

Gary Anderson: Making rear wings work with DRS

AUTOSPORT technical guru and former F1 designer Gary Anderson analyses how teams have been getting the most out of rear wing technology since the introduction of the Drag Reduction System

The advent of Formula 1's Drag Reduction System in 2011 forced designers to rethink their philosophies behind rear wing design. But things haven't changed as much as most people think.

The science

Under current FIA rules, a rear wing has to fit into a rectangular box when viewed from the side, and has a maximum of two closed aerodynamic sections, the main (lower) wing plane, and the upper flap; each with a specified width and depth.

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