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The Toro Rosso team has said that it will not implement an f-duct system, as other outfits continue to develop the aerodynamic tool first introduced by McLaren. Following in the footsteps of the Woking team, Sauber, Ferrari and Williams have already experimented to varying extents with such a feature.
With an air inlet located on the top of the monocoque, the f-duct allows drivers to cover a hole with their left knee and, in the process, stall the airflow to the car's rear wing in order to allow for less downforce and therefore higher top speeds on straight sections of race track.
However, Giorgio Ascanelli has revealed that Toro Rosso will not begin to develop such a system. "If I have ten euros and am hungry, I would buy two sandwiches instead of three grams of caviar," the Technical Director of the Faenza-based squad said to Autosprint.
"You might see some benefit after five months of development but in that time we can improve and develop other parts of the car."
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