McLaren Trialling New Aggressive T-Wing in China


McLaren Honda - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.

McLaren Honda Formula One Team are fitting a more aggressive version of their T-Wing at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, in anticipation of further updates expected during the same period.

Despite the team expecting a difficult weekend ahead, with Shanghai’s long straights expected to expose Honda’s power deficiencies, the Woking-based outfit are working hard in an attempt to improve factors that are in their control.

The MCL32 was adorned with a T-Wing at the track on Thursday, and Fernando Alonso is expected to be trialling a new rear wing on Saturday.

McLaren’s take on the T-Wing is different to that sported by the likes of Williams Martini Racing, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and Scuderia Ferrari; McLaren’s has a different shape owing to its rounded edges. The oval shape is expected to maximise the potential downforce available.

The T-Wing has become a common addition to the 2017 cars as designers and engineers scrutinise the regulations, looking for as many loopholes and unrestricted spaces as possible.

  • D.Duck

    Trolling a new T-wing! Crap engine but lets get our priorities right!! We need extra downforce on the long straights in China which will makes us even slower than the reported “20 kph” and show our competitors how far we are really behind them!

  • Skid Solo

    Downforce isn’t the problem. Lack of speed’s the problem.