The Weekly Grapevine
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Just over a year ago, some of Formula 1's foremost engineering brains – Rory Byrne, Paddy Lowe and Pat Symonds – formulated a set of regulations which were designed to facilitate F1's major currency: overtaking. These were then passed through various technical and sporting committees and working groups, analysed, dissected, tweaked and generally given the twice-over by interested parties.
After thousands of man hours, hundreds of wind tunnel sessions and tens of simulator exercises, they were ratified by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council for introduction this season, but not before numerous clarifications had been sought and issued.
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