Red Bull and Force India run F-ducts (Turkish Grand Prix practice in pictures)

Sebastian Vettel climbs uphill at Istanbul

Sebastian Vettel climbs uphill at Istanbul

Red Bull and Force India ran F-ducts on their cars for the first time in practice for the Turkish Grand Prix today.

See below for pictures of the new parts and the other cars during practice at Istanbul.

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Images (C) Ferrari spa,, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force India F1 Team

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26 comments on Red Bull and Force India run F-ducts (Turkish Grand Prix practice in pictures)

  1. TommyC said on 28th May 2010, 14:22

    so, anyone got any idea how the red bull one works? i can’t seem to spot any clear intake for it. maybe i just need to look harder…
    thanks for the photos keith, superb as usual!

    • Antonio said on 28th May 2010, 15:51

      I’m not sure but it seems to me that there’s a separator oven the RedBulls air intake above the drivers head! There wasn’t anything like that in Monaco or Spain ;) that must be it!!

    • sato113 said on 28th May 2010, 16:56

      if you look closely on other pics you can see that the red bull air intake above the driver is split into two.

    • Spud said on 28th May 2010, 22:51

      It’s part of the air intake above the driver’s head. It’s a hand operated one aswell so we may have one handed steering again this week, although I’ve just heard Red Bull wont be using their’s.

      Anyone seen Force India’s yet?

  2. scott said on 28th May 2010, 14:27

    Can someone post some photos of the teams hq’s at the track?

  3. Great, take your sponsor off the car, the 99 local people who attend the race might be offended.

    They should change the logo and name to some thing innocuous that still conveys the product, as the teams did with cigarette sponsors. “Full Tilt Boogie”, or other.

    • Calum said on 28th May 2010, 16:20

      To be honest the Virgin cars get so little TV time alot of people haven’t even noticed the sponsor was removed.

      • epi said on 28th May 2010, 21:53

        I think di Grassi got more airtime than Webber in race at Monaco :P

        If you could make the cars cheaply enough, you could plan a violent looking but safe crash each week just to get the TV time. Maybe it’d be best suited to sponsoring an insurance company….

    • Yes, heaven forbid that a visitor might be sensitive to the local culture and customs…

  4. ukk said on 28th May 2010, 15:52

    The Ferrari has gills… again! Thought these were banned since last year? :-/

  5. glue said on 28th May 2010, 16:10

    doesn’t that “800 Grand Prix” decal make you all want to smoke cigarettes?..badly?

  6. Mateus01 said on 28th May 2010, 16:19

    What is that small hole at the right side of Ferrari`s airboxes, that looks like another onboard camera but smaller than the normal one.

  7. mani said on 28th May 2010, 16:54

    side views show how effective the rear-end packaging of RBR. I was expecting that many teams would turn-up with pull-rod rear suspension layout this season, after what RBR had proven with it last season, but only RBR stayed with it… and I’m sure, some (if not many) teams might have already chosen that layout for 2011, with DDD out of picture for 2011 it would be effective to use.

  8. Big-El said on 29th May 2010, 5:07

    Did Trulli change his helmet design??

    • steph said on 29th May 2010, 10:38

      Yeah, I think so anyway. Last GP he used a design from his old F3 days whcih was more like the Italian flag. This weekend there appears to be less green and more red. I haven’t seen any close ups though to be more accurate

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