Ferrari F60 to Undergo "Fundamental" Changes Due to Diffuser

Ferrari revealed they are now forced to fundamentally change the design of their F60 model following FIA's decision to clear the double-decker design for the 2009 season. The Scuderia team principal Stefano Domenicali admitted that his team will have to completely change the rear fascia of their 2009 challenger in order to implement the soon-to-be-developed rear diffuser.

It is a well known fact that most F1 teams have not considered the double-decker design until showed by “the diffuser three”, which means they will now have to dramatically change their technical package for 2009. Renault is the only team who'll have an easier time adjusting their R29 to the new design, as the Enstone based team have presumably developed a double-decker system of their own through the winter – a modified version of the one cleared by the FIA today.

“We are waiting to hear the reasons the ICA rejected the appeal. Unfortunately this decision forces us to intervene on fundamental areas of the car's design in order to be able to compete on an equal footing with some of the teams from a point of view of the technical regulations, and that will take time and money. We will now double our efforts to get the team back to the highest level of competitivity,” said Domenicali.

The Italian insisted that changes on the Ferrari F60 will not be ready any time soon, ruling out a revised rear diffuser for the 2009 challenger in the upcoming 2 races: China and Bahrain.

Hours before the FIA gave its final verdict on the rear diffusers, Ferrari have announced the introduction of several new aerodynamic parts on the F60, due to come into effect as of this weekend, in China. The revised aero package for China was tested by Marc Gene last week, as shown in a Ferrari statement.

Ferrari are yet to announce how soon they'll be able to implement the new double-decker diffuser in their 2009 car.
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