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Catch 22 for the teams who lost the protest
Posted By:   |  27 Mar 2009   |  3:33 am GMT  |  0 comments

A thought occurs to me. The seven teams who unsuccesfully protested the diffusers of Brawn, Williams and Toyota are actually in a worse position than before.

With the appeal not likely to be heard for at least a couple of weeks, what do they do now? Do they put their own copy of the Brawn diffuser in the wind tunnel and burn up valuable tunnel time, which could be spent on something else, trying to make it work with their car, when the whole thing could be wasted if the appeal succeeds? Or do they not spend that time in the tunnel with the copy and risk losing two weeks development time if the appeal finds for Brawn et al?

Very tricky. As a racer you’d do option 1.

The other teams reckon it’s worth half a second. They are having to catch up. And time is of the essence.

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