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McLaren MP4-23 - slitted sidepod winglets 25 May 2008

Compared to last year's McLaren, the MP4-23 boasts a longer wheelbase and a slightly revised layout and weight distribution. Changes to its aerodynamics, however, have been much less radical and more of a refinement of those found on its predecessor. For Monaco the British team have added side slits (inset) to the endplates of the car's sidepod winglets. Similar to a revision introduced by Renault last year, they are designed to reduce any extra turbulence generated by the larger Monaco-spec winglets - and consequently ensure maximum downforce gains.