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McLaren MP4-22 - front wing development 24 May 2007

McLaren introduced their innovative 'bridge' wing, with its upper profile spanning across the car's low nose, at the last round in Spain. For Monaco it has been modified. The central section of that upper profile is now flatter and about 3cm lower than before. This increases air pressure and raises downforce in this area, helping the front end of the car to handle more sharply. This is crucial in the tight confines of Monte Carlo, where any solution that improves downforce is justified, even with some additional drag, which has a negligible effect given the low top speeds here.