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McLaren MP4-24 - shortened wheelbase 23 August 2009

As Ferrari did in Silverstone, in Valencia McLaren shortened the wheelbase of the MP4-24, moving the front suspension backwards by 75mm in order to have more weight over the front tyres. Only Lewis Hamilton had the revised car and when he touched the wall on Friday there were no spares for the damaged front wing and he was forced to sit out the rest of the session. Team mate Heikki Kovalainen tested new front wing endplates, but in the end these were not used for the race.