Toro Rosso to test F-duct at Vairano

6 September, 2010

Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5. Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Budapest, Hungary, Saturday 31 July 2010.

Sebastien Buemi driving the Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5

Sep.6 (GMM) Toro Rosso is set to join every other established formula one team in adding a F-duct innovation to its 2010 car.

Earlier this season, the small Red Bull-owned team said it could not afford to pursue that line of development.

“If I have ten euros and am hungry, I would buy two sandwiches instead of three grams of caviar,” said technical boss Giorgio Ascanelli.

But since then, every established team – that is, every team in F1 except the three new outfits – has got the McLaren-pioneered downforce-stalling concept up and running.

Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi revealed on Twitter: “Tomorrow (I’m) testing in Vairano and trying the F-duct for the first time.”


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