McLaren satisfied after successful test with new parts in Russia

03-10-2020 17:25 | Updated: 03-10-2020 22:18
by GPblog.com
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McLaren satisfied after successful test with new parts in Russia

McLaren showed up in Russia with a new nose on the MCL35. This looks a lot more like the nose of Mercedes and Racing Point. According to the team, this new nose is another step in the right direction.

New concept

According to team boss Andreas Seidl, McLaren's new nose helps the team to get extra speed out of the current car. "With the mid-season homologation date, we obviously wanted to gain experience with it as quickly as possible," says Seidl in conversation with Motorsport.com.

Seidl states that the new concept will release even more potential of the car in terms of performance. "And that's the direction we're heading to," says the German. "So the plan is to gradually now bring step-by-step more parts of this package to the track, with a clear goal to unlock more performance."

Battle for third place

McLaren is in an exciting battle for third place among the manufacturers with Racing Point and Renault. Renault in particular seems to have made great strides since Spa-Francorchamps. "We have acknowledged that they made a good step forward and it's simply down to us now to make sure that we also progress with our car and find the next step in terms of pace if we want to keep this battle alive," concludes Seidl.

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