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05/27/10
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Force India F-Duct for Turkey
Tonio Liuzzi
The Force India team has arrived at Istanbul Park with an f-duct system, ready to be used for the first time this weekend. Vitantonio Liuzzi is confident that the device, first introduced by McLaren, will make a significant difference for both himself and team-mate Adrian Sutil.

The Silverstone-based team, which enjoyed its first ever double points finish in Monte-Carlo last time out, has moved firmly ahead of Williams in the Constructors' Championship but now finds itself behind Renault, currently trailing the newly-owned Enstone squad by 35 points.

However, Liuzzi is confident that the installation of a rear wing-stalling f-duct - which allows drivers to control airflow to the back of the car and therefore reduce downforce and increase top speeds on straights - is the way forward.

"We're really optimistic about it," the Italian explained to reporters in Turkey on Thursday afternoon. "You never know. The team has done a lot of work and has been testing it in the wind tunnel for the last two weeks - it seemed to work pretty well; tomorrow we'll get the full confirmation because, until you're on-track, you never know but we are pretty optimistic that it should be spot on."

Tonio also revealed that, unlike at Ferrari, the Force India drivers will be able to remain in full control of their cars. "We have made a simple system which involves the wrist, so we don't have to take a hand off the steering wheel," he continued. "We have tried many positions but I think that's the easiest and most comfortable one." GPUpdate.net

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