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.