• Monaco Grand Prix

Ferrari ditches F-duct for Monaco

ESPNF1 Staff
May 10, 2010 « FOTA agrees to ban F-ducts from 2011 | »
Ferrari removes the F-duct from the F10 © Sutton Images

Ferrari's F10 car will not feature its new F-duct system on the streets of Monaco this weekend.

The Italian team finally got its hand-triggered blown-rear wing concept up and running at the Spanish Grand Prix and set very competitive straight-line speeds. But boss Stefano Domenicali said the car will feature the conventional rear wing and engine cover this weekend because Monaco requires the highest levels of downforce at all times.

He also backed Felipe Massa amid claims that the Brazilian's struggle at the wheel of the F10 could cost him his seat for 2011.

"He is a great driver and we have to make him feel comfortable again with the car," Domenicali is quoted by Spain's AS newspaper.