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Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid - Spa-Francorchamps rear wing

23 Aug 2015

Mercedes have introduced a totally new rear wing for 2015’s Belgian round, the first time the team have used such a spoon-shaped design on both main and flap profiles.

This kind of solution was first seen on the McLaren MP4-21 in 2006 and then used by the Woking team the following year. After that, spoon-shaped rear wings were regularly used at fast tracks by Williams , BAR Honda and Sauber. Mercedes obviously have a lot of confidence in their new design, as in practice at Spa they did not trouble with a back-to-back test against their ‘normal’ low-downforce rear wing - as seen in Canada - and Both Hamilton and Rosberg raced this solution.