The irony is that it was only BMW's veto which stopped the introduction of KERS being postponed. They were certain it was going to give them a significant advantage.:doh:
The sooner its gone the better. If everyone has it it won't make much difference to the overtaking, but I am sure the top teams have spent much more money developing it than the Â£30 Million budget cap the FIA are talking about.
The BBC had a look at the Mercedes KERS system after the race in Bahrain. and it was amazing just how small it was. The motor/generator looked smaller than the starter motor on a road car, and the battery pack no bigger than a large shoe box.
When the technical directors from all the teams were meeting to finalise the rules for this year Ross Brawn specifically mentioned the diffuser loophole and suggested that the rules should be ammended to prevent it being exploited. But Renault vetoed it on the ground that it would be too restrictive.:doh:
And who is now saying that Brawn's TV money from FOM should be given to the other teams to pay their diffuser development costs? Renault's Flavio Briatore.
But as Adrian Newey & Red Bull have proved, there is as much downforce to be gained (for now at least) by getting the rest of the car right. You don't need a split-level diffuser to be fast (but it helps). Nice to know that he still has that Newey magic.