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McLaren MP4-29 - floor modifications 06 July 2014

Part of McLaren's update package for Silverstone was a modification to the floor area just in front of the rear tyre. It is very similar to solutions used by other teams, in particular that seen on Red Bull's RB10 (inset) in recent races. Allowing airflow through this slot (red arrow) helps to manage the airflow that is being displaced as the rear tyre rotates, and the overall benefit is more underbody downforce.