Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Fiorano, 2011

First look at Ferrari’s adjustable rear wing

F1 technologyPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa continued Ferrari’s filming activities with their new F150 at Fiorano today.

Pictures of the car in action show the new-for-2011 adjustable rear wing in its open and closed states.

These comparison pictures show the wing in its normal state (left) and opened (right).

Although the angles the pictures were taken at are not consistent the gap between the upper and lower plans when the wing is activated is clearly visible:

Ferrari F150 adjustable rear wing
Ferrari F150 adjustable rear wing
Ferrari F150 adjustable rear wing
Ferrari F150 adjustable rear wing

Drivers will be allowed to use their adjustable rear wings when they’re within one second of another car during races in 2011. Teams are able to use the wings whenever they want during testing.

You can see high-resolution versions of these pictures below.

Felipe Massa drives the Ferrari F150 – pictures

Felipe Massa drives the Ferrari F150 – video

F1 Fanatic previously analysed how often drivers would have been able to use the adjustable rear wings has they been allowed in 2010.

The Ferrari drivers could have used them most, and in total over 3,500 uses would have been possible by F1 drivers in 2010.

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