Their rivals screeched their protests louder than the slick tyres on a F1 circuit!
But the ruling has finally come down that the Brawn GP car, in which Jenson Button has won the opening two Grand Prix’s of the season, is legal!
On top of the all the agonising that is going into new tyres strategy, not to mention the KERS system, the row over the double-decker diffusers has rumbled on for a few weeks.
But today the FIA threw aside the arguments that Brawn, Toyota and Williams, are racing legal cars.
So Brawn can keep their well-earned points and the complaining teams will just have to play catch up ahead of the third race of the season, the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai this Sunday.
Had the verdict gone against the three teams, Button could have been stripped of his wins and the F1 championship thrown into turmoil.
Instead, rival teams will now be racing to come up with their own versions of the diffuser, which ensures a smooth flow of air under the car to create more downforce – but at a time when track-testing is banned.
Roll on Sunday!
By Alex Kapadia, Operations Team