McLaren F1 to get major update, just in time for the Spanish Grand Prix

McLaren F1 to get major update, just in time for the Spanish Grand Prix

McLaren F1 is getting a brand new floor, wings and body works as a part of a major upgrade for the Spanish Grand Prix, one that it hopes will enhance its chances of getting in to Q3.

McLaren has been inspired by the great progress the team has made so far this season on the engine and the chassis part- and missed out on a top-ten qualifying shootout place by lower than one tenth of a second last time out in Russia Grand Prix.

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McLaren also said that its battle-weary Honda engine has prevented the team from recording an even more encouraging result in Russian Grand Prix.

And today, just in for the Spanish Grand Prix, McLaren is planning a massive development push to continue its drive forward.

However, McLaren racing director Eric Boullier is cautious about build up false hopes an enormous raise in kind, especially after the McLaren team had eyed a Q3 slot in Russia GP.

“I don’t know how it will go for Barcelona, and I don’t want to create any expectation,” Boullier said in a statement, via the

When asked in an interview if the updates plus Barcelona not being a lot of influence had lifted confidence of McLaren challenging for Q3, McLaren boss Boullier replied, via the “No. No confidence at all yet.

“You know the problem is, we thought we could do it in Russia but for one tenth we didn’t. The good news is we were close to Red Bull, which is one of the references in terms of the car, but it was still disappointing to not be there.”

The Woking-based outfit did come away from the power-dependent Russian Grand Prix with a double points finish, which Boullier thinks is a proof that the McLaren team is improving.

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