Diffuser cars not allowing overtaking - Massa

F1's new-look cars of 2009 are travelling more closely together, but it seems they are no easier than before to overtake with. After the British Grand Prix, it was the double diffuser in the spotlight for spoiling the efforts of the Technical ...

F1's new-look cars of 2009 are travelling more closely together, but it seems they are no easier than before to overtake with.

After the British Grand Prix, it was the double diffuser in the spotlight for spoiling the efforts of the Technical Working Group to radically amend this year's cars for the benefit of the spectacle.

"Just as was planned by the FIA, the cars did produce less downforce," said Ferrari's Felipe Massa.

"But with the decision to allow the double diffusers, this plan was turned upside down," the Brazilian told Auto Motor und Sport.

Toyota's Timo Glock adds that even the moveable front flaps this year are not providing a benefit to aid overtaking.

"When you're in the turbulence of the cars ahead, all your grip is lost. You're sliding on all four wheels," the German said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa , Timo Glock
Teams Ferrari