Originally Posted by ///Metak
Well they did remove all of the dozens of tiny areodynamic wings from 08, hence the increase in size of the front/rear wings to maintain the needed downforce. The adjustable front wing gives the driver realtime adjusments to make the car drive more to their liking! BTW, I like the look of the 09 better as well.
from the teams (Ferrari, McLaren, Renault) joined OWG (Overtaking Working Group) made recommendations and rules for the 2009 F1....
the purpose is to clean up "turbulant air" caused by all the wing add ons and the big rear wing....so cars can move closer together and overtake (better slip stream) without sacrificing aerodynamic efficiency....