MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

A law that invariably applies in racing: the genie will not go back into the bottle once released

Although the F-Duct is banned for next year, it hasn't been uninvented. Ever since its ban was confirmed, you can be sure that scores of Formula 1 aerodynamicists have been tasked with coming up with a fluid switch to achieve an aero advantage, even if it doesn't any longer play upon the rear wing.

Similarly, although we're theoretically back to single-deck diffusers next year, just how certain can we be that some other fiendishly clever way will not be found to replicate the effect? Judging by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo's recent comments regarding his fears about how the new moveable-wing regulations might be interpreted, there is an underlying nervousness.

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