McLaren to Debut New Wings in Canada

While some teams are taking until the European Grand Prix at Valencia to debut some major revisions for their 2010 package, McLaren Mercedes will upgrade their MP4-25 from as early as this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. For the race at Montreal this Sunday – sporting a unique track in F1 – McLaren's car will feature new front and rear wings, available for both their drivers.

Following the team's second 1-2 finish of the season, McLaren is looking to further close the gap on championship favorites (still) Red Bull Racing, especially since we're talking about a track whose characteristics suit the two MP4-25s.

We have got a new front wing again. 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,” announced McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh prior to this weekend's race.

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,” added the British official, who further admitted that these new developments are meant to help his team catch up with Red Bull in qualifying pace.

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,” concluded Whitmarsh.

Up until now, Red Bull Racing has been the only team to grab pole position in the 2010 Formula One championship (after 7 rounds).
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