McLaren have brought a new diffuser solution to China which seems to use some of the concept of the ‘double decker diffuser’ that was passed legal by the FIA earlier this week:
F1 Fanatic’s tech expert John Beamer reckons: “Doesn’t look as open as Brawn/Williams/Toyota. They’ve only really put on a narrow central section rather than a wide second deck. We really need to see whether they have a gap between the step and reference plane to be sure.
“The narrow central section is similar to what Toyota has done (but they have also opened up the step/reference plane gap). McLaren’s looks more closed but you can’t tell – it looks as though it could easily be opened up.”
Renault are also tipped to have a new diffuser at this weekend’s race. Will it help either team move up the order?
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