McLaren abandon blown diffuser for Silverstone 10 Jul 2010
McLaren have decided to take their blown diffuser off the car for the remainder of the British Grand Prix weekend, after inconclusive results from the much-anticipated upgrade in Fridays practice sessions.
Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault have all recently introduced versions of the Red Bull-inspired solution and much had been expected of McLarens interpretation. However, after Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button struggled to find a satisfactory set-up with the revised MP4-25, the team have decided to postpone its introduction.
Our day was a little trickier than wed expected, admitted Button. I couldnt get a set-up with the new package. We improved through the day, but theres still a lot of work to do, and were not where we want to be with the balance yet.
With the blown diffuser onboard, Button and Hamilton finished second practice well off the pace of Mark Webbers leading Red Bull and McLaren feel they will have a better chance of challenging for victory by reverting to a more conventional layout. The MP4-25 is however, expected to feature a new front wing for qualifying and the race.