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Red Bull to be hit hard by diffuser ban

Following the tweak to the regulations on engine mapping in Valencia, from the British Grand Prix there will be another change with off-throttle blown diffusers banned.

It isn't clear how badly this will affect all the teams up and down the Formula One paddock, the changes to the engine mapping regulations was expected to hurt Red Bull in qualifying and they went on and locked out the front row of the grid in Spain.

Again it is expected that this change in the regulations will affect Red Bull, in fact the teams own motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has confirmed that they will suffer performance wise but hope to balance the set up enough to keep their advantage.

'We expect to lose approximately 0.5 seconds per lap without the blown diffuser,' he told Autosport Magazine.

'However, we made preparations to equalise this in terms of set-up and aero measures. We are optimistic that we will keep our performance level.'








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Date:Monday July 4 2011

Time: 12:00PM

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