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Should the diffusers of three teams be banned?

Poll ended at 14 Apr 2009, 11:41

Yes
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No
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I have no freaking idea
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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by Totopupu » 09 Apr 2009, 07:50

McLaren, STR and Force India are the only teams we haven't heard from with this 'Diffuser-gate'. But there will be a good reason for it, I guess...


I think STR and Force India which are "testing team" will have this powerful diffuser in China and if it work, McLaren and Red Bull got the same for next GP
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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by Zack » 09 Apr 2009, 08:21

Totopupu wrote:
McLaren, STR and Force India are the only teams we haven't heard from with this 'Diffuser-gate'. But there will be a good reason for it, I guess...


I think STR and Force India which are "testing team" will have this powerful diffuser in China and if it work, McLaren and Red Bull got the same for next GP


It will take much longer for Force India according to Adrian Sutil.
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Rachael The Great » 09 Apr 2009, 10:45

HandoZiZle wrote:What do you guys think the FIA will do on April 14th? That decision will pretty much determine this grand pix and the rest of the season.


Who knows?! :(
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 Chinese Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 09 Apr 2009, 10:49

They will declare it legal

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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by iceman1 » 09 Apr 2009, 17:26

FOTA strong despite diffuser dispute

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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by megasyxx » 09 Apr 2009, 17:28

Should the diffusers of three teams be banned?

i hope not, but I have no freaking idea of the outcome :lol:
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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by Ali » 09 Apr 2009, 17:34

McLaren will not speak at appeal
McLaren will not attend next week's International Court of Appeal hearing in an active role, the British squad has clarified.

The FIA confirmed on Thursday that eight teams, including McLaren, will attend the hearing that will decide on the legality of the rear diffusers of the Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams teams.

BMW Sauber, Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault have been the only four teams to officially lodge protests over the design of the diffusers.

McLaren has made it clear, however, that while it still believes the diffusers are not legal, the team is not planning to speak at the hearing.

"When questioned about this by media in the past, McLaren personnel have stated that we believe that the diffusers used on the Brawn, Toyota and Williams cars are outside the scope and intent of the technical regulations," a McLaren spokesman said.

"We will therefore be attending Tuesday's hearing, but will not be making any oral presentations.

"McLaren's role is therefore not an active one, whereas it is understood that BMW Sauber, Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault will all be making oral presentations to the ICA at the hearing. The ICA has acknowledged that McLaren will not be making any oral presentations at the hearing."

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I don't remember they stated that at all :blink:
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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by Zack » 09 Apr 2009, 17:48

Mclaren's silence is understandable anybody would have done same when you have new diffuser almost ready to use. :O
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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by HandoZiZle » 09 Apr 2009, 18:09

Honestly, i say the diffuser being legal is much better but we all know the FIA have a little soft spot for Ferrari.
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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by Zack » 09 Apr 2009, 19:05

HandoZiZle wrote:Honestly, i say the diffuser being legal is much better but we all know the FIA have a little soft spot for Ferrari.

Anyways but Ferrari isn't the team that is going to be benefited the most, its RBR in real sense.

Upto stewards level decision can be some what neutral but at ICA its Max & Bernie :zz:
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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by metalhead188 » 09 Apr 2009, 22:01

by ruling them illegal it will bring more teams into the mix which was the original goal of taking the downforce away from the cars

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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by lealjaime » 10 Apr 2009, 04:09

i think difuser will be legal you know lately apeals simple dont pass
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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by swca92 » 11 Apr 2009, 14:17

If the appeal is successful the team leading the constructors championship will be.........Toro Rosso.

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Re: Diffuser Controversy

Post by shailf1 » 11 Apr 2009, 14:34

swca92 wrote:If the appeal is successful the team leading the constructors championship will be.........Toro Rosso.

the result of the 2 gps will stand whatever the outcome of the appeal will be..

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Re: Diffuser Controversy

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