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McLaren MP4-30 - slotted tea tray

24 Aug 2015

McLaren may be struggling this season, but that’s not thanks to any shortage of innovation.

In Belgium they introduced this new tea tray at the front of the floor, a critical area of the underbody aerodynamics. The unprecedented feature of this design is the use of two vertical slots to feed air under the tray. Normally there is only one slot.

Also in the team’s aero update package at Spa-Francorchamps were lower sidepods, a different engine cover and a revised position for the ERS cooling radiator.