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McLaren MP4-23 - rear wing revisions 10 June 2008

Montreal requires medium to low downforce levels and to achieve this teams reduced both the main profile of their wings and the angle of the wing flaps. McLaren adopted an interesting rear wing that featured a main profile raised in its central section, with its extremities bending slightly downwards towards the endplates (right arrow). This solution generated not only less downforce, but also much less drag compared to the previous configuration. Also interesting to note was the horizontal plate (left arrow) linking the two vertical pillars, ensuring adequate stiffness in light of the pillars' increased height.