This weekend sees the F1 circus return home to were it all began in 1950 to Silverstone, home of the first ever World Championship race. This weekend see’s the off-throttle ban of the blown diffusers essentially neutralising their benefit. Red Bull design guru Adrian Newey has admitted to the BBC he is baffled that the ban has suddenly come in and he is worried as Red Bull designed their car around the exhaust design.
Teams like Merecedes and McLaren have had different non-blown exhaust designs on their car already this year and could see an increase in pace this race as they know how to set up their cars. The biggest issue facing the teams will be the weather along with the change in rules. The weather over Britain this weekend is expected to be very poor, with Scotland having some extreme weather warnings.