“Yes, we will give the F-duct a go tomorrow. We will give it a chance,” said Webber, who therefore confirmed that the Friday practice sessions tomorrow will see both RB6s featuring the system that will presumably add about 6 mph in straight line. Whether the F-duct will remain on the car for qualifying and race, we're yet to find out.
Red Bull will therefore join Force India Mercedes in debuting the aforementioned device in Turkey, after teams like BMW Sauber Ferrari, Williams-Cosworth and Ferrari had already implemented their systems earlier this season. McLaren was the first one to introduce it, in Australia.
However, while Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi gave some clarifications regarding the way their F-duct system works – the drivers have to use their wrists – Webber did not disclose the principle on which the Red Bull mechanics decided to work on.
As far as the race is concerned, Webber insisted that the new device will not make them clear favorites for the win at Istanbul, as other teams have heavily updated their cars also in recent weeks.
“Venue to venue things can move around, and we saw in Barcelona that things could be a bit different. Lewis (Hamilton) was our closest competitor at that track, so if we had Turkey after Barcelona you could say McLaren would be our closest challenger here. But we are mindful that if Ferrari or Mercedes have a clean weekend then lots of guys can come towards us. We are not taking anything for granted,” added Webber.