F1 2009-13 part two: Brawn and the double diffuser

F1 2009-13 part two: Brawn and the double diffuser

In part two of his series about F1's last major regulation change, EDD STRAW looks back at the first major technical controversy of the era

In just one week, less than a month before the first race of Formula 1's brave-new-regulations era in 2009, Ross Brawn's eponymous team didn't so much move the goalposts as completely change the game.

Honda had pulled the plug on its works team in December 2008 and by the time the Brawn-led management buy-out was completed in the first week of March '09, its rivals had long since been out testing.

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