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Ferrari Scrambles as Questionable Diffuser Design Ruled Legal

Posted in Auto Parts, Brawn GP, Diffuser, Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Toyota, Williams-Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by autoracingpower
Formula 1 Diffuser

Formula 1 Diffuser

The complaints over the double-decker rear diffuser designs have been rejected as the diffusers were ruled legal by the FIA’s International Court of Appeal. Brawn, Toyota and Williams were all using the different diffusers which are believed to give the cars at least a half second advantage per lap.

Following the recent ruling, Ferrari stated that they have no choice but to modify the Ferrari F60 in 2009 in order to be able to compete.

Ferrari have gotten off to a horrible 2009 campaign as team drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen haven’t secured even one point in the first two races.

Source: Formula1.com

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Brawn Reigns Supreme in Melbourne F1 Debut

Posted in Brawn GP, Diffuser, Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Heikki Kovalainen, Jenson Button, Kazuki Nakajima, KERS, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by autoracingpower

APTOPIX Australia Auto Racing F1 GPThe Brawn GP debut in Melbourne, Australia couldn’t have been any better. The team finished the race taking the top two spots with Rubens Barrichello finishing 2nd and Jenson Button winning the race from pole. There is still a great deal of controversy regarding the diffusers used by the Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota teams. Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault protested the use of the diffusers stating they were illegal. The race stewards dismissed these claims and decided the diffusers were acceptable according to FIA regulation. It is believed that the protesting teams will follow up with their previous complaint claiming that while the diffusers are technically legal according to the regulations, they violate the “spirit” of the rule.

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