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Ferrari Upgrades Red Bull-style exhaust and aero system

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Fresh Red Bull-style exhaust system and aero updates to the back end of the car are two of the main updates that Ferrari will build to their F10 for the European Grand Prix. Some teams consider Red Bull’s low-mounted exhaust is the main reason for the leading displays in the early part of the season and the BBC recently revealed that the likes of McLaren, Renault and Williams plan to set up their own version at Silverstone.

But, Ferrari’s are one step ahead of those teams and the F10 will sport an exhaust-blown rear end as well as some other updates at Valencia this weekend.

“As has been widely reported in the weeks leading up to this race, Ferrari will this weekend introduce several modifications and updates to the F10, although not quite as far reaching or extensive as these same reports have suggested!” the team said on its website.

“The most significant feature is a new configuration for the exhaust system, aimed at improving the aerodynamic efficiency of the car. There will also be additional aero updates to the rear end of the car. However, these changes are just the first in a series of improvements to the F10 which will roll out over what is a very busy part of the season, with four races coming in the space of the next five weeks preceding the summer break.”

Following two unsatisfactory outings in Monaco and Turkey, Ferrari hit back at the Canadian Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso finishing third at the back Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

The teams are 50 points at the back pacesetters McLaren in the Constructors’ Championship while Alonso is just 15 points off Hamilton’s 109 in the race for the Drivers’ title.

With so many points still to play for, the Italian teams feel the Championship is still “wide open”.

“There is every chance that the F10 could display the same degree of competitiveness that it showed a fortnight ago across the Atlantic,” the report added.

“The fact the team was disappointed with Alonso ‘only’ managing to finish third in Canada, after the run of play with back markers went against him, shows that within Ferrari the feeling is that the Championship is still very open.”

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