• Turkish Grand Prix

Red Bull is not 100% happy with F-duct

ESPNF1 Staff
May 28, 2010 « McLaren expecting Red Bull turn of pace | »
Sebastian Vettel on track in the Red Bull RB6 © Getty Images

Red Bull's F-duct is not working perfectly after its first day of running at the Turkish Grand Prix and the team has not decided whether it will run it in qualifying and the race.

Sebastian Vettel's RB6 was fitted with the McLaren-style innovation for all 180 minutes of practice, while teammate Mark Webber's was used just in the second session. Vettel was the quicker of the pair in the morning before Webber found two tenths in the afternoon.

"It was a reasonable day - and quite tough as we introduced the F-duct," said Vettel. "We still need to do some fine tuning, but it looks good. I think McLaren looks very competitive here, their system seems to be working well and they seem quite a bit quicker than everyone else on the straights. You can make up time in the corners, but there are quite a few straights joining them. We'll see if we keep our system on."

Vettel said he believes McLaren, fastest in both sessions, is taking a significant advantage from its F-duct on the Istanbul layout. He therefore refused to confirm whether Red Bull will keep or ditch its initial prototype for qualifying and the race.

Vettel was also happy with his new chassis, after damage was found to its predecessor in the wake of the Spain/Monaco double-header, won by his team-mate Webber.

"It feels more natural and it was a good step to make the change," he said.