Formula Ford gives you wings

Formula Ford gives you wings

One of the most popular single-seater categories of the last 40 years has decided to bolt on wings for 2013. Is it the right move? AUTOSPORT's Ben Anderson was one of the first to get behind the wheel

Perhaps hoping its revised car would strike a fresh chord on the heartstrings of UK motorsport, Formula Ford EcoBoost with wings made its full test debut at Brands Hatch on Valentine's Day.

It's fair to say that the fledgling relationship between Ford's latest engine technology and its long-standing single-seater formula hasn't exactly flourished yet. New (wingless) cars were introduced with 1.6-litre turbocharged propulsion last year, but grids were poor. Only retention of a separate class for outgoing Duratec-engined cars prevented calamity.

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