Renault Confirms F-Duct for Spa

Being one of the first teams to totally reject the implementation of an F-duct system on their 2010 single-seater, Renault have now become the last team to announce the debut of such a part on their R30 model. As they have decided to develop the system towards the mid-season, Renault will finally have the F-duct ready by the Belgian Grand Prix, as confirmed by the team's technical director James Allison.

We should have that available in Spa,” said Allison in a Renault podcast following the Hungarian Grand Prix, reckoning that the F-duct will help his team overtake its improving rivals in the series.

Clearly, we've seen team after team bring it and noticed the step up in their fortunes once they've got it working, but we've also seen it isn't necessarily as easy as falling out of bed to make it work so we'll have our work cut out in Spa to make sure that we get it working from the off,” further explained the Renault technical.

Allison also explained why Renault have become the last major team to implement the F-duct, arguing that the initial development plan for the 2010 campaign was well thought and some other updates were more important than the aforementioned part.

Whether right or wrong, I knew we had a lot of good stuff coming through (in the development process) of a more conventional nature, (and) knew that that was going to tie up a lot of our design capacity and manufacturing capacity, but was very confident that I could get a lot of performance on the car that way.”

Whilst we were pressing on with that, we started to work in the background on trying to figure out how to do an F-duct on our car. We had one stillborn attempt that should have debuted two races ago which didn't work out for us aerodynamically and we had to put it back a couple of races.”
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