So wheel covers and ground effect would solve most of our problems? Bring on 2013.
Also, while I know the rear wing is a turbulence monster I stand by the front wing being a different beast by necessity. I also agree that diffusers produce relativley little turbulence compared to the 90 degree trailing edge of the rear wings, but I’m still pretty sure that horizontal planes, almost like a third wing on the diffuser these days must produce a fair amount of turbulence because of the “whole in the air” produced by the upwash they generate, although indeed relativley little, removing them can’t do any harm.
It’s also not just a case of running higher wing angles, the teams already run the wing angles to the maximum they can depending on the tracks, restricted by the downforce/drag ratio of the particular circuit. So i’m not sure it does follow that banning DDD will make it harder to overtake, surley decreasing grip in the cars will make it easier. I’m not saying DDD are the solution or the cause to F1′s overtaking problem, but I have no problem with there removal, I certainly don’t think there removal would increase the drag created by the cars, I also think we should ask John Beamer.
Still I remember last year something about the Toyota drivers saying the Renault was the hardest car to follow, maybe because it was aerodynamically inefficient, an that was before it had a DDD.