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Renault read Ferrari's mind - Flavio Briatore unravels his rivals motives

Published by Christine

Since running on Bridgestone tyres for the the first time in November and December, Renault have discovered why they think Ferrari made such a fuss about the mass damper system that caused such a storm last year.

They were using the device since 2005, and it helped them by being tuned to each particular track to even out the bumpy surface. But it was banned in 2006 after Ferrari called them on it and shopped them to the FIA. The FIA banned it as a "movable aerodynamic device" and although a lot of teams were using it, it harmed Renault's race and championship strategy the most.

Renault boss Flavio Briatore has come out and said that Ferrari were unable to use the device because the Bridgestone tyres were too wide. Briatore is more than happy to find out why the damper ban came into force, as the FIA never actually revealed where they got their information from.

All fingers point at Ferrari though, and now we know why.