FIA to Push for Standard Diffuser in 2010

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is soon to announce plans for a standard rear diffuser in 2010. According to German publication Auto Motor und Sport, it seems FIA president Max Mosley will soon announce his plans to introduce such a standardization for the 2010 F1 package, in an effort to stop the controversy around this year's “double-decker” concept.

Ross Brawn, still holding the technical responsibilities within the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA), confirmed the talks, as he expressed his hopes that Mosley will announce the move as soon as possible.

According to Brawn, the teams should be informed immediately over such a move, as most of them will soon be focusing on their 2010 car mid-way through this season. Considering the rule changes for the upcoming season are quite important – refueling ban will likely lead to greater fuel tanks and, therefore, heavily modified rear fascias – the sooner the teams will be given a clear image of the standard diffuser the better.

I hope that soon enough Max announces his plans. We have the latest in May to start with the 2010 cars, because the prohibition of fuel stops will affect the concept of the cars. It requires huge tanks,” argued Brawn, as reported by the aforementioned source.

The World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) discussed several issues during their yesterday meeting in Paris, the top of the list being the McLaren hearing. In addition, FIA is also to announce a standard cap for 2010, which Mosley hinted it would be set for more than the initial 30 million euros. The FIA is to issue a complete statement later today to announce all the decisions following yesterday's meeting.
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