F1 teams approve rear wing rain lights for 2019

Mat Coch

Wednesday 29th August, 2018 - 9:42am

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Lewis Hamilton tested the rear wing lights in Spain

Formula 1 teams have unanimously approved plans that will see cars feature rain lights on the trailing edge of rear wing end plates next season.

According to Autosport, the lights would be in addition to the existing light on the rear of the car in an effort to increase visibility in adverse conditions.

Mercedes tested the endplate-mounted lights during testing following the Spanish Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton as the sport’s governing body investigated the proposed.

Since then, teams voted in favour of their adoption for 2019, though the system still needs to be signed off by the Strategy Group, and then the World Motorsport Council, before it can be formally introduced into the regulations.

The proposed solution mimics what has long been used in sportscar racing, particularly among prototype racing, where lights have been mounted in the rear wing for some time.

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