Sep.6 (GMM) Sam Michael is amazed any formula one team is considering removing its F-duct system for this weekend's Italian grand prix.
It first emerged that McLaren, the pioneer of the rear wing-stalling concept, was contemplating running a non-F-duct layout for the high speed circuit.Reports said that while the device would seem to be ideally suited to the famous venue, the unique low-downforce configuration might mean that weight-saving and drag-reduction is the better solution.It then emerged that Renault is also considering removing F-duct for Monza, amid rumours Ferrari could also trial a conventional wing solution in Friday practice."Like several other teams, we too are evaluating whether we can make the device work at Monza," admitted Renault's James Allison on Monday.But at Spa-Francorchamps recently, Williams' technical director Michael was amazed some teams were contemplating not running an F-duct at Monza."I don't really understand that. I don't know where that story came from to be honest. I think someone was just playing around," the Australian told reporters.Michael said using an F-duct at the Autodromo Nazionale is a "no-brainer"."On the Monza (F-duct) wing that we've got, it's a massive drag difference. So I don't know why you wouldn't do it."It's a stalled wing, so if the wing stalls then it stalls. I think everyone will run it," he added.