F1 » F1 technical chiefs agree to double-diffuser ban

Double-diffusers - an innovation that threatened to turn the first half of the 2009 F1 World Championship campaign into a political battleground - are to be outlawed from 2011, the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) has agreed

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January 25, 2010 4:25 PM

What Crash has also been slow to pick up, but was on Autosport a few minutes ago, the points system for 2010 has more or less been agreed, 25,18,15,12,10,8,6,4,2,1 is the likely outcome with no extra points for pole or fastest lap. Also it looks like there will only be one compulsory stop, just so both type tyres will be used.


January 25, 2010 4:43 PM

It should never have been allowed in the first place. It was against the spirit of the new rules which aimed less aero grip. Now people wonder why the new aero regs didn't improve overtaking. You don't need to look far.

The powerstruggle between FIA and the teams created this abomination. In the end the '09 season got RAPED and F1 lost all it's credibility in the eyes of the fans who could multiply 2 by 2. The others just thought "hey look ! brawn created a great car yay !" It was only allowed by Max because Brawn agreed to take his side.

Red Robbo - Rover F1 - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 4:45 PM

Another nail in the coffin of innovation.
Am I alone in mourning the passing of much of the technology which at one time made F1 such a pioneer?
For me ,if F1 is dumbed down much more,GP2 will overtake it.
The apparent campaign to reduce speeds "in the interests of safety" is overlooking one fundamental fact.
The drivers decide how far down the throttle is pressed,with the brave and gifted always exploring the limits,whatever technological restrictions are placed upon them.
It's called racing.


January 25, 2010 5:09 PM

Rob, if you look at the report on Autosport, it will give you the full SP on what I was saying about the one stop. I presume the FIA will insist on both compunds being used in race as was the case in 2009 where they had to use both hard and soft compounds. Aparently, the working group discussed the possibility of two compulsory stop, but settled on one, so both type of tyre will have to be used. Presume they don't want cars to run the whole race through and stop the chance of someone getting an advantage of a slick stop.

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