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McLaren MP4-23 - revised front wing 08 July 2008

Several interesting changes were introduced to the front wing of the McLaren for the Silverstone race. The wing's main profile has now been split (see inset), with a wider element at the back and a narrower one towards the front (see inset's arrows). The car's nose pillars are no longer attached to the wing's foremost flap but are now connected to the main profile's wider element (see right-hand red arrow). This new configuration increases downforce but more importantly diminishes the front end's sensitivity to load variations, thus improving the stability of its aero balance.