In Mugello and in Sochi, McLaren tested a new nose cone, and the team is preparing a new underbody for the Nurburgring stage. The head of McLaren Andreas Seidl is pleased with the effectiveness of new products and hopes to use these developments in the car next year.
Andreas Seidl: “We wanted to test new items as early as possible, so we decided to gradually bring them to the track as soon as the parts of the new body kit were ready.
Having tested different nose cone concepts in a wind tunnel and on CFD computers, we have chosen the optimal direction for working with the machine and will stick to it – this way we will really increase its efficiency. We plan to gradually bring in new parts of this body kit in order to achieve an increase in speed.
In Sochi, the new items worked as we expected. We have not made significant progress, but we see that the new products have great potential – not only this year, but also next. We will take the next step at the Nurburgring, where we will bring some more new parts. “