Red Bull Racing has decided not to continue running its first iteration of the ‘F-duct’ concept at this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, after Sebastian Vettel (pictured, with team boss Christian Horner) ran the unit in Sebastian Vettel the opening practice sessions on Friday.

Despite reporting that the item’s potential was “promising”, the German racewinner also claimed that it not worked "100 per cent".

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport has reported that the team has decided to discontinue using the system this weekend, which we have now discovered is activated by the drivers’ hand blocking the air intake.

Dr Helmut Marko, the team’s advisor commented: “There are undesirable side effects [running it],” but did not elaborate on what said side effects actually were, but did add: “We are going to check the data and try again in Montreal.”

[Original image via AUTOSPORT]

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