FIA's Whiting to inspect McLaren wing on Friday

The FIA's technical delegate Charlie Whiting will on Friday inspect the rear wing design of McLaren's 2010 car. The controversy about the legality of the design, with air reportedly channelled through a 'slot' to increase straight line speed,...

The FIA's technical delegate Charlie Whiting will on Friday inspect the rear wing design of McLaren's 2010 car.

The controversy about the legality of the design, with air reportedly channelled through a 'slot' to increase straight line speed, was revealed earlier this week by Christian Horner.

The Red Bull team boss said Ferrari was also concerned about the wing.

The Daily Mail newspaper said Whiting, also F1's permanent race director and starter, will visit the British team's Woking headquarters on Friday.

"The wing is different and innovative, yes," McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh told the Daily Telegraph.

"But we have been in contact with Charlie over a period of several months to check that it complies with regulations. We have been assured that it does," he said.

A spokesman for the Mercedes-powered team told the Times: "The only reason it (the issue) has suddenly sprung up is because it's such a big thing that sticks out of the top of the car and everyone can see it and get excited about it."

The Telegraph said Ferrari has "confirmed that they (do) not intend to take the matter further" than Whiting's clarification.

An FIA spokesman said: "We have no concerns with it (the wing), but we have been invited by the team to view the car so Charlie is going down to have a look."

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Series Formula 1
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren