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Toro Rosso hoping to race F-duct in Singapore

ESPNF1 Staff
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Sebastien Buemi ran the F-duct during practice at Monza © Getty Images

Toro Rosso will run further straight-line tests on its brand new F-duct on Thursday at Vairano in the hope of racing the system at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Sebastien Buemi first ran the rear wing-stalling device a week ago during a straight-line test at Vairano and then experimented with it further during practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

"We are just beginning to test it and it still requires a lot of work," Buemi said. "It was taken off after a few laps at Monza." Chief engineer Laurent Mekies confirmed: "It was never our intention to run it for the [whole] weekend."

On Thursday Jaime Alguersuari will take over straight-line testing with the team also testing its blown diffuser.

"Maybe we can have it [the F-duct] on the car for Singapore," said Buemi. "If we continue like this I hope to be able to fight fair and square with the Williams and Mercedes in the final races."

The F-duct will be banned at the end of 2010 so it is imperative that Toro Rosso get the system working as soon as possible to warrant its investment.