Despite claiming some four months ago that it would never consider running the downforce-stalling system, Toro Rosso has finally jumped on the bandwagon and tested its iteration of the ‘F-duct’ concept in a straight-line test at Vairano overnight.

Toro Rosso will finally fit an 'F-duct' to its STR5 The Faenza-based squad claimed in April that it simply couldn’t afford to pursue that developmental path, and it would be better off investing in other aero concepts that would provide a similar return for a lower cost.

However, since then other every established team – with the exception of the three rookie outfits – has developed their own version of the concept first pioneered by the erstwhile McLaren outfit, and the junior Red Bull squad has finally elected to follow suit.

Sébastien Buemi let slip about the development via his Twitter feed, writing: “Tomorrow testing in Vairano and trying the F-duct for the first time!”

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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