McLaren MP4-26 - new front wing 26 June 2011
McLaren have brought a new front wing to Valencia, based on the one they introduced at the Spanish race back in May. The new version (top drawing) features a different endplate with two vertical, external openings (1). Also visible is a third vertical slot (2) positioned on the inside of the endplate. Another feature to note is the upper flaps (3), which are shaped differently and mounted closer to the nose than before. Both Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton used this new front wing in the European race after running a back-to-back test with the old one on Friday.