• Malaysian Grand Prix

Sauber to run revised F-duct in Sepang

ESPNF1 Staff
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Sauber first ran the new F-duct in Melbourne © Sutton Images
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Sauber will again run a revised version of the F-duct system pioneered by McLaren when the cars take to the Sepang circuit in Malaysia on Friday.

The Swiss-based team was the first to follow McLaren's lead in testing the system in Australia but only used the F-duct during first practice in Melbourne. But the team may opt to run it for the whole weekend if all goes to plan after Friday's sessions.

"We will run it tomorrow, to continue the testing. It is a modified version and we are trying to get on top of it," said Pedro de la Rosa. "It is not an easy system to make it work and they have been working very hard in Hinwil to get some modifications in time - and we will see tomorrow."

The system is designed to give a top-speed advantage by stalling the rear wing when the driver closes off a vent in the cockpit.

"We will react accordingly," added De la Rosa. "If it works, fine. If it doesn't we will wait for another grand prix. But we are pushing 100 per cent on this."