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Red Bull wing 'lost' to Italy?

2011-10-30 10:45

NOIDA, India - A mischievous rumour rumbling around the Buddh circuit paddock could help to explain the behaviour of Ferrari's front wing this weekend.

The team set tongues wagging with another version of its 2012-style prototype wing which, at high speed, has been described by observers as oscillating or - as per the aviation jargon - "fluttering".

The wing was also flexing towards the track surface while obviously passing the aerodynamic load tests -- a mysterious phenomenon first perfected by Red Bull.

WHERE DID WING FLY?

Ferrari, competitive so far in India, may now be on the way to emulating the effect, less than two months after the Italian GP.

At Monza, in September, Red Bull reportedly “lost” an entire version of the dominant RB7's front wing after Mark Webber's crash.

According to Auto Motor Sport, some paddock figures "think the component ended up at Maranello".

GMM