2010 Belgian Grand Prix: Friday News Round-Up

Red Bull pass wings test; Renault to run F-duct for  entire Spa weekend

The FIA has announced that Red Bull Racing has passed the lastest round of front wing tests, introduced ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.

Following the controversy surrounding the legality of the RB6’s front wing, Autosport reports that the sport’s governing body placed Mark Webber’s car, along with Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren, through a stringent front wing and front floor deflection test.

Subsequently a report from Formula 1 technical delegate Jo Bauer revealed that both cars had been “found to be in conformity with 2010 FIA Formula 1 technical regulations.”

Although the Milton Keynes-based team successfully passed the test the matter is unlikely to be settled until the Italian Grand Prix, where new floor tests and regulations will be introduced.

Meanwhile, Renault plan to continue to use its F-duct system for the remainder of the weekend, after an encouraging debut.

The Enstone-based team were right at the sharp end of the speed traps during second practice, something which Robert Kubica believes can be attributed to the introduction of the new device.

“It worked as we were expecting,” said Kubica, who was third and fourth fastest in the practice sessions. “As you saw, it was quite important to run it straight away in P1. We did some evaluation and check-ups on the system to get more information, more knowledge and experience, and so far it is working correctly. We did not have any problems.”