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Formula 1 NYC Meetup Message Board › Diffuser confuser

Diffuser confuser

A former member
Post #: 51
First when I have read about the diffuser issues I went to the official F1 site to read the applicable rules.
(You can read it here: http://www.formula1.c...­
under 3.12.7)

As I read it I thought well all you have to do to be exempt from the size constraints is to cover up a part of the bodywork in question ( the diffuser in this case) from underneath.
Above the cover you can practically do whatever you want as it is not visible from the bottom of the car. (size restrictions apply to the parts that are visible from underneath)

It looks like that is exactly what some teams did as you can read about it here:

While these solutions provide additional down force both on the main bodywork and the rear wings, they also add drag.
Does the balance of the two justify the design? Judging from how loud the protesters are, it probably does. We'll find out soon enough

From what I have read it seems completely legal but I would love to hear your opinions or interpretation of it.
A former member
Post #: 52
Correction, the rule reference number is 3.12.7 not 3.9.
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