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Mercedes planning ‘super diffuser’ for Bahrain?

Mercedes set to reveal a radical new diffuser for the season opener in Bahrain
Mercedes GP looks set to reveal a radical new diffuser for the opening race of the F1 season in Bahrain.

According to paddock rumours in the final pre-season test of the year in Barcelona, the Brackley-based outfit is planning to overhaul its diffuser in time for the opening race of the campaign in an effort to gain a competitive edge over its rivals.

The team was at the centre of talk surrounding the diffuser last season – then under the Brawn GP name - when it started the campaign with a double diffuser which gave it an advantage on track through the opening half of the season, with Jenson Button winning six of the first seven races en-route to the title.

Rival drivers have given the rumours a luke-warm response however, with both Fernando Alonso and Pedro de la Rosa questioning how much could be gained by making a change.

"I do not know what Mercedes will have in Bahrain, but we'll see if it is really something new," Alonso was quoted by ESPN. "For me, it is just a rumour, like many others."

"Now all the cars have a super diffuser,” de la Rosa added, “and there will be no surprises because the rules have been stretched thin by the engineers."



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TestingTimes - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 1:35 PM

So I dare ask, why was Johnson banned? I fear the real reason is that richard could possibly have a connection with crash.net in some capacity. There is no logical explanation as to why one would be banned for asking a question. Luckily for myself and anyone who cares to know, if you click on both posters names you can see what has been said and what has not. Johnson is no angel, but then he never pertains to claim any moral high ground. He is a Mercedes fan, probably more than he should be. But to ban him for somthing like this in the face of what he has endured is not logical. I want him Back!

TestingTimes - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 1:28 PM

Its fascinating what I have uncovered. JohnsonsEvilTwin said he has it on "good authority" that Mercedes would be bringing a new diffuser and front wing. This was about 10 days ago. Well Mercedes have introduced a different front wing at Barcelona, and according to the Brawn interview will have alot more at Bahrain. So Johnson did have a good source! Richard posted that Mercedes would have no such thing and cited a phantom (phoney)Haug interview to back up his statement. When Johnson asked(politely) for a source, Richard accused him of a personal attack. Johnson can now no longer post.



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