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Diffusers ruled legal

kalniel

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Trebor901

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wow, FIA actually making a good decision. I dont think there was any doubt in the teams running them that they were legal.
 
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Wido Rossen

Hahaha , let`s bring the new diffusers on.....
Cool that Brawn got it wright.
 

Stuart Thomson

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with Ferrari's legal representative, Nigel Tozzi QC, describing Brawn GP team boss Ross Brawn as "a person of supreme arrogance".
A modicum of "pot and kettle" there...
 

Rob Goldthorpe

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Can't believe it, the FIA actually did something right for once! can't believe it. I wonder how many teams will start the design and manufacture the Rear Diffuser now? :becky:
 
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Andrew Evans

all of them... and they've probably been on the go since the double deckers first appeared...
 

Richard Kay

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Maybe not all of them. Ferrari and Red Bull may not have the room to manoeuvre a new diffuser in. Because they went for sidepods further back than the others in order to get their aero device-cum-mirror mount outside of the non-aero zone created to get rid of barge boards. Certainly there is some doubt that Red Bull can do it because of the suspension geometry of their rear end, Brawn alludes to this in his post-meeting interview.
 
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Ferrari will work on new diffuser. They said they ganna work double time to get it done but maybe it won't be done untill Turkey.
 

Eckhart von Glan

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Ferrari will work on new diffuser. They said they ganna work double time to get it done but maybe it won't be done untill Turkey.
i understand testing time has been limited, hasn't it? so getting it done is one thing, getting it to work in real life is another, i figure.
 

Ryan Callan

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Red Bull will have a problem though as they will have to redesign their rear suspension completely. They seem to be quick enough anyway, perhaps they won't go for a new diffuser?
 

kalniel

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Red Bull will have a problem though as they will have to redesign their rear suspension completely. They seem to be quick enough anyway, perhaps they won't go for a new diffuser?
They haven't got as much height to play with as the other teams, but they can still use a mutli-layered approach with the current setup - I'm sure Newey likes a challenge ;)
 
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Jon Marjanen

I don't really have a problem with the diffusers being legal but to me it seems really weird that they ruled that way. FIA is lacking consistency. First they boast about how they're going to slow the cars down in the corners, reduce costs a lot and make overtaking easier. Now they rule the new diffusers legal, a decision which increases cornering speeds, increases costs for every team that has to redesign their diffuser and rear of the car, and makes overtaking more difficult because the diffusers will give out more turbulent air behind the car. It's just stupid.
 

kalniel

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They haven't only just ruled them legal - they've always been legal, so it's no change at all (which is arguably more consistent than ruling them illegal). There should be no increased costs, no increased cornering speeds or more difficult overtaking, because this has always been the rule.

What the teams should have done is listen to Ross Brawn when he suggested tightening up the regulations in that area so that they would fit more closely with the intentions of slowing cars down (but not reduce really costs- running without split level diffusers is just as expensive as running with them, it's only if you have to change what you've already developed that it costs more).
 

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