F1 » FIA to abandon off-throttle blown diffuser ban

FIA: During Saturday morning's Extraordinary Technical Working Group meeting, the members discussed the viability of returning to the pre-Silverstone set-ups and strategies. If the teams are in unanimous agreement, the FIA is prepared to adopt this arrangement until the end of the current season.

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KRB - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 4:53 PM

Agree Sasha, Ferrari might not go along, depending on how they do tomorrow. And who knows if HRT will either (it was they who first threatened to protest).

Still, if it's a big boon to Ferrari, and they don't agree, then they can't really complain when a future ruling hurts them and the others don't side with them. Considering that the championships are both pretty much over, they might want to keep friends for a future run-in. It's not like they've come out of this with a 0.5 sec advantage on everyone else ... RBR is still ahead of them. Second just means you're the first loser.

oldtimer - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 4:54 PM

You could not make it up if you tried, what a complete farce, first of all there's a problem now there's not apparently. This has brought F1 into complete disrepute, can you imagine them changing the rules in the middle of a test match or Wimbledon. Some heads need to roll and soon before this decends to the level of The News Of The World.

Brandon - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 4:58 PM
Last Edited 1760 days ago

This is ridiculous, if they must have a unanimous decision, the teams that are benefiting from the rule change will vote no. Even if it is 11 to 1, the rules will stay the same, benefiting 1 team and hurting 11

EDIT bt CRASH.NET! Obscenity removed.

fastlane66 - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 5:02 PM

Since Tod has became FIA boss Renault voice is louder than Ferrari.
Does FIA become French own now?
Tod and FIA wants Formula One car to run with environmental friendly fuel efficient engine. They are talking other and doing different thing.
What a joke engine is still blowing out smoke with 6 of 12 pistons even driver is not pressing accelerator?
Charlie Whiting must reinstate 10% as first agreement and not 50%. It will close to equal to all teams.


July 09, 2011 5:08 PM

oldtimer - couldn't agree more. Charlie flip-flops faster than Max ever could. Maybe CW is interested in becomming Le Roi du Soliel de L'FIA after Jean Toot moves on. I really do think the time is comming to dump the FIA and/or the WSMC and give another body a chance at F1.


July 09, 2011 5:14 PM

charlie whitings dithering has damaged f1 and made it a laughing stock. the ebds were legal at the beginning of the year, and his "re interpretation" of the rules, was a deliberate attempt to stifle innovation. he could have waited until years end. however at least some sort of normality will now return.
and to the poster who claimed it was a ferrari fix, if you listened to commentary, ferrari were actually staying out of the debate and said that they would go with whatever was decided. the main problem was whitmarsh.

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