Posted by: arkachips | April 6, 2009

Diffuser: The Brains of Brawn

Brawn on the diffuser row:

“Those rules that I put on the table would have stopped a lot of things,” Brawn continued. “It would have stopped the diffuser and all of those bargeboards around the front – it would have cleaned the cars up. Nobody was interested then, but they are very interested now.

“They are uneducated and uninformed,” he added. “If they looked at the facts then, they’d realise that. I’ve always tried to wear two hats – one is what’s good for Formula One, and I wear that hat for a certain period before taking it off and focusing on what’s good for my team. When we get into actually designing a car, you can’t go back and say ‘I’ve found this great new feature, I’d better stop it.’ It’s just a different hat you have to wear.”

I have the utmost respect for the man. Pure genius with a common sense outlook, which is frankly, unfortunately, a rare combination.



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