After successful performances in Spain McLaren-Honda intends to bring some major updates on the Monaco Grand Prix.
New wings, undercarriage and other updated elements of the car helped Fernando Alonso to take seventh place in qualifying, that was the best McLaren this year.
The performance of the new parts showed excellent results after tests in the wind tunnel and dynamometer stands.
McLaren racing Director Eric boullier admitted that it has positively impacted on the confidence of the team.
“We reorganized and realigned the team, and now the entire work is going very smoothly, said bouillet in an interview with AUTOSPORT. – The results are already being felt, and our correlation coefficient is just incredible.
In Spain we tested a new wing, underbody, rear wing, and the results coincided with those obtained in the wind tunnel at 95%.
Given the new regulations, we see great potential d in the pipe and in the stands. In Spain we have only provided the first set of updates, and the second will be in Monaco.
With Fernando we got through to the cohort average, and now it is an accomplished fact, not fantasy.”
However, Alonso did not realize the potential updates in the race due to an early collision with Felipe Massa and in the end came to the finish only 12th.
“We know that on the tracks where engine power is important, not so much, we will be able to earn points – continued bulge. But seventh place is not our final goal. I already reported this on Saturday, Mansour [Ojeu, shareholder McLaren].
He was inspired by the qualification, especially while watching the telemetry where you can see how it adds Alonso where he previously lost. First, we are pleased by this progress, but then I realized that this is only the seventh place, so that the reasons for excitement yet.”
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