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McLaren MP4-26 - front wing updates 29 May 2011

For Monaco, McLaren have kept the all-new front wing assembly (lower drawing) introduced in Spain. All the components are different to the team's previous solution (upper drawing). The outer-front edge of the endplate (1) is slightly shorter and lower, while the inside-rear section (3) has been extended. New upper flaps (2) are more curved than before and the rear part of the main plane (4) has been modified beside the endplate. The faring for the adjustment mechanism (5) has been moved inwards to increase its aerodynamic influence and help channel airflow to the sidepods. The new wing pillars (6) are now angled forward, converging slightly, and are attached differently to the main plane.