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FIA could abandon diffuser clampdown if teams agree

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Although the new restrictions on off-throttle blown diffusers will remain in place for this weekend’s British round, the FIA have said they are prepared to drop them for the rest of the season if all the teams can agree on the move.

“During Saturday morning’s Extraordinary Technical Working Group meeting, the members discussed the viability of returning to the pre-Silverstone set-ups and strategies,” read a statement released by Formula One’s governing body.

“If the teams are in unanimous agreement, the FIA is prepared to adopt this arrangement until the end of the current season. The measures which were communicated to the teams this morning by the FIA Technical Department stand for the rest of the weekend.”

Team bosses are expected to meet on Sunday morning to try and reach a consensus on the issue.


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