Brit Drivers Offered Upgrade

by Punter's Hero on July 7, 2010

in F1

McLaren have developed a new blown rear diffuser which was pioneered by the Red Bull team. The diffuser is expected to give their cars increased performance. British drivers, Hamilton and Button will have the choice to use the upgrade if they think it is good enough.

“We would like to take it this weekend and, if the drivers think its good enough, it will stay on,” said McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale.

“If not, then we will continue to develop the upgrade.”

McLaren are not alone with a new diffuser as Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari all introduced their own version last week at the European Grand Prix. Most teams seem to be pleased with their new diffusers especially Ferrari.

Red Bull have had a significant edge with their rear diffuser since the start of the current season. They really should be topping both the drivers and construction tables but have been hampered by perhaps driver errors and reliability problems

Red Bull believe other teams are simply putting far too much emphasis on the benefits of the diffuser believing that they will still have a faster car even when all other teams have the new type diffusers installed.

So it will be interesting to see if the British drivers take up the option of the upgrade plus of course if they do, what increase in performance the new diffuser will generate.

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