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Old 02-17-2012, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by franka View Post
2011 cars used blown diffusers which burned extra fuel in the exhaust system mainly to aid braking.
I thought the " off throttle blown diffuser" was to improve downforce in off throttle turns. We sat right at the hairpin in Canada, very close to the track, and could actually hear when the cars were revving mid corner. The Mercedes ( not McLaren) made a very distinct burping noise when it was off throttle.

There's speculation that the vent in the redbull nose step is actually a way to duct air back to the diffuser and replicate some of the downforce lost from the banning of exhaust blown diffusers. Did Newey just outsmart everyone again, or would that still be in violation of the rule? Time will tell. We'll know for sure if Ferrari shows up at Barcelona with a vent in their nose step.
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