Alonso Says Copying Red Bull Is Not a Solution

Lewis Hamilton may have told his engineers to figure out a way to copy the successful aerodynamic tweaks present on the Red Bull RB6 this season, but Fernando Alonso thinks differently. According to the Spaniard, finding out just exactly what makes the RB6 tick so well on all circuits is hard enough.

Additionally, the 2-time world champion said that many of Red Bull's solutions cannot be implemented into the Ferrari F10 anyway, as the Scuderia engineers have gone their own way in developing a philosophy for 2010. Consequently, the best way in which Ferrari can catch Red Bull is not by copying them, but by following their own development scheme faster than scheduled.

It is incredibly difficult to figure out why the competition is better here and there. And so it is hard to copy them,” said Alonso in an interview with Germany's Die Welt.

But whether it (copying them) always works is a different matter, because every team also has its own design philosophy into which fits the next elements. It means that you have to develop better in your own direction,” added the Ferrari driver, who is currently only 3 points behind the Red Bull duo in the overall classification.

Until figuring out what makes the RB6 so competitive this season, Ferrari's first step will be to implement the famous F-duct system – a revised and final solution for it – into the F10 from as early as the Turkish Grand Prix. That alone is something that the Italian team has picked up from McLaren Mercedes, as the Brits were the first to launch such a device in the 2010 championship.

While Ferrari and Mercedes GP are expected to debut their F-duct systems in Turkey this weekend – the latter will reportedly implement an automatic system – Red Bull are yet to confirm the exact date of their F-duct improved RB6.
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