Originally Posted by lib
I'm actually shocked the remaining teams didn't plan ahead for the chance that their protests would be rejected. They could have had redesigned diffusers ready to go and could have swapped them in during Friday's practice.
Toyota are rumoured to have brought either blanking plates or completely new diffusers in case the protests stood.
Williams are a team born of stubborn-ness, resilience & integrity. They believe they are correct and stuck to their guns.
Brawn GP probably didn't have time to find an alternative solution.
I'll be more surprised if the other teams, especially the larger teams, didn't immediately run aero tests on new diffuser designs as soon as they saw the offending diffusers in testing.
I'm sure one or two have gone so far as to take it from computer modeling to the prototyping & wind tunnel stages just in case.