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Mercedes’ F-Duct System won’t be launched in Barcelona

Michael C. May 4, 2010

Nico Rosberg
According to Mercedes management, the Mercedes GP has still not finalized the aerodynamic device for their F-Duct model.  Even though they would be launching a preliminary F-duct in China, it is said that the team of Ross Brawn did not get to finalize their project before the Barcelona race.  According to driver Nico Rosberg, the F-duct system version of Mercedes was not controlled by a driver.  Based on the GMM news agency, they instead ‘flicked’  air at high speed through a rear wing slot.  Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper said that, Ross Brawn is still optimistic of debuting a fully completed system by Spain.  Even though Mercedes GP has still not fully developed the F-duct, they would be presenting a brand new chassis for Michael Schumacher and updates on their aerodynamics.

Their targeted deadline for the launching of F-duct would be in Istanbul from May 28 to 30, in the Turkish Grand Prix.  This way it would give them enough time of at least one month to complete the project.  According to Brawn, it would be useless to hurry up the completion of the work for the complicated circuit of Monte Carlo, which will also go after Spain for the 6th round of the season.  Presently, their rival Ferrari is already definite on releasing their newly completed F-duct system as early as their practice run last weekend in the Spanish Grand Prix.

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