Hamilton and Button will get new wings this weekend
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button's MP4-25s will sport new front wings and new rear wing lower elements among other things at the Canadian Grand Prix.
"We have got a new front wing again," said team principal Martin Whitmarsh. "In truth we had one as part of the package in Istanbul, it didn't work, and we think we've understood that. So we've modified it and hopefully that will work. We have new rear wing lower element and some other modifications to diffusers etc. We have a reasonable aerodynamic package which we hope will just a take us a few steps further forward."
"Well I think undoubtedly Red Bull still had an advantage on us in qualifying, but I think it was clear that in the race we had a faster race pace and I think that was very encouraging," the McLaren boss said.
"It was really just down to good hard solid work from us here developing the car. We try to bring small incremental improvements to the car on a continuous basis. When you look at the pace of Red Bull back in Barcelona, then it is very easy to go and look for the 'Eureka!' development that is going to catch you up.
"But in my experience you have got to work away at finding down force, reducing drag, finding balance, and that's what we've done and will continue to do. Even so Red Bull haven't conveniently stood still for us, they are a good team and they are developing. I think we pride ourselves at trying to develop quicker than our competitors and I think we proved that last year. We are going to try and do it again this year and keep the pressure on them. We have got two great racing drivers of course and that always helps and I think the team is working well."
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