The FIA will now wait until the Bahrain Grand Prix to take up McLaren's invite for another look at its rear wing design, following Red Bull Racing's recent complaints.
Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner said last week that his team was seeking clarification from the FIA about the rear wing concept of the MP4-25 – the design of which he believed was helping to stall it at high-speed and give the car more straight-line speed. In the wake of the controversy, McLaren offered FIA technical chief Charlie Whiting the chance to give the wing another inspection during a meeting originally set up to discuss other matters at its Woking factory last week. That inspection did not take place, however, after Whiting suffered delays to his travel plans while he returned from a trip to South America and therefore had to cancel his visit.
With the FIA having already had correspondence with McLaren about the design of the wing, and not believing there to be a problem, AUTOSPORT reports that the matter will now wait until the cars are in the garages in Bahrain.
McLaren is far from worried about the matter, which followed an encouraging final test for the team at Barcelona. Team principal Martin Whitmarsh told Britain's The Daily Telegraph last week: "The wing is different and innovative, yes. But we have been in contact with Charlie over a period of several months to check that it complies with regulations. We have been assured that it does."