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McLaren invites FIA to inspect wing

FIA technical chief Charlie Whiting is set to inspect the rear wing of the McLaren MP4-25 today in order to clarify whether the team's design is within the regulations

Red Bull boss Christian Horner told British newspapers earlier this week that McLaren's rivals had queries over its airbox, engine cover and rear wing layout - amid suggestions that the design allowed the rear wing to 'stall' at high speed to improve straightline performance.

McLaren is confident that the car adheres to the rules, and the FIA confirmed that Whiting had been invited to check it at the team's Woking base.

"We have no concerns with it, but we have been invited by the team to view the car so Charlie is going down to have a look," an FIA spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph.

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh expects Whiting to quickly ratify the MP4-25, telling the Telegraph that the team had sought clarification from the FIA earlier in the design process.

"The wing is different and innovative, yes," Whitmarsh said. "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."

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