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McLaren will not be distracted by the restrictions surrounding exhaust-blown diffusers, which will be imposed in F1 from the start of the 2012 season. The modernism was the subject of much debate on the weekend of this year’s British Grand Prix.
Exhaust-blown diffusers were first seen in pre-season testing for 2010. A concept developed by Red Bull Racing, it involves hot gases exiting the car’s exhausts and being channelled towards the rear diffuser in order to generate extra downforce. For next year, governing body the FIA has hugely restricted such innovations.
“I’m not in fear over it,” Paddy Lowe, McLaren’s Technical Director, said during the latest Vodafone Phone-In. “I don’t quite understand when technical directors say they fear stuff like that. What is their fear of?
“The clue’s in the name - Formula 1. It’s a formula - a set of constraints - that we define in the regulations and, once they’re set, we’ll go and work as hard as we can to do as much as we can to make the car quick within those limitations.”
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