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Red Bull will protest Brawn diffuser in Melbourne // The diffuser complaints pick up speed with a potential protest

Published by Christine Blachford

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This is F1Minute for the 24th March 2009.

We’ve just got one protest over the points system out the way, and now another one looks like it’s going to resurface in Australia. A long while back, we heard that Max Mosley defended the rear diffuser of Williams, Toyota and now Brawn GP. He suggested it was a clever interpretation of the regulations and wasn’t illegal. However, the teams running a normal diffuser, that sticks to the letter of the rules, are not impressed.

Flavio Briatore hit out at the ruling, and Mosley confirmed that he had received a complaint from at least one team. Now Red Bull have admitted they will protest if Brawn GP’s diffuser passes scrutineering in Australia. RBR’s Helmut Marko said: “It’s illegal: we’ll make a protest on Thursday if the component isn’t modified to conform to the regulations, because that diffuser guarantees a five-tenths-advantage per lap. Seven teams are certain it’s illegal.”

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