Diffuser ruling disappoints majority

Diffuser ruling disappoints majority

There are 1 comment on the Hampshire Chronicle story from Apr 16, 2009, titled Diffuser ruling disappoints majority. In it, Hampshire Chronicle reports that:

The controversial diffuser design that was ruled legal by the FIA's International Court of Appeal on Wednesday has understandably drawn mixed opinions from Formula One drivers.

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#1 Apr 17, 2009
Brawn GP used the double diffusers in the first two races of the season and dominated in both while the two other teams who have used it - Toyota and Williams - have also been very competitive.
So: they took a calculated chance and designed-in a feature they knew might be disallowed.
"I did hope they would be declared illegal so that we would stand a better chance of achieving our goals of fighting for the championship, which will be a lot more difficult now," said BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld.
But it's 'not fair' that everybody else DIDN'T take the chance, so therefore it shouldn't be allowed?

Hello? Risk? Innovation?

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