Why F1 is still an open formula

Why F1 is still an open formula

Some may argue that the rules stifle innovation by being too restrictive, but Renault technical director James Allison argues that there is plenty of room for invention. Edd Straw found out more

Last year the technical agenda was dominated by F-ducts and exhaust-blown diffusers, as most teams scrambled their technical resources to follow these concepts, which had been pioneered by McLaren and Red Bull.

Ultimately it was those two teams who ended the season first and second in the Constructors' Championship, but the development war was ferocious throughout the field. What, then, will be the technical battlegrounds in 2011?

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