Even though a number of teams have since developed their own f-ducts, which allow drivers to physically control airflow to their rear wing and therefore reduce down-force (to increase top speeds on straights), McLaren’s is still careful the most effective after being the first to debut on-track.
“It’s a very nice track – I like it,” German said to the Red Bull website of Canada’s Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve. “On paper, it’s probably not the best for our car, but on the other hand our car has been very competitive at every single race this year, so I think we can go there with our heads held high – we will try to do our best.”
Red Bull and McLaren having run nose-to-tail until the blue cars connected in the Turkish GP, Sebastian expects more of the same race in Montreal.
“I think the McLarens will be very strong there because, whatever you call them – the j-switch or f-duct system – should work very well again there. So we’ll see, but I think we have a very good chance. We’ll try to score the maximum amount of points.”