McLaren will remove their F-duct for the first time this season at the upcoming Italian Grand Prix which takes place after this weekend’s Belgium event.
The pioneer’s of the system haven’t ran their car, the MP4-25, without the downforce reducing system all season, despite many thinking they would for the Monaco GP due to it featuring very little straight sections.
At the time though, McLaren didn’t have any alternative rear-wing.
The Italian GP at Monza is the complete opposite to Monaco with four very long straights, but because this is the lowest downforce circuit on the calendar, the teams bring custom low downforce packages to the race, negating any benefit provided by the F-duct.
Meanwhile, Renault have announced that they will debut their F-duct at the Belgium GP, a track where the device is expected to work well.