McLaren MCL38

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I wrote about this yesterday. But for some reason this area received attention only today. Thanks for the comparison photos.

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So, the team decided to install a Bahrain spec rear wing on Lando’s car during practice 3
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Team personnel… championship points… not in the car threads. Deleted.
Please use the team thread for that.
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Rear wing

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More photo of McLaren in Suzuka


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Looks like the Red Bull caliper. Has Mclaren always had this?

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AR3-GP wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2024 5:57 pm
Looks like the Red Bull caliper. Has Mclaren always had this?
Yeah, Bahrain:
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Nice to see they still have high speed quality in the car, even with others bringing updates and AM a big one. Would have been interesting to have kept lando on the low df rw but they took the safe route with weather and all taken into consideration. Cant wait for the big update

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f1rules wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:11 am
Nice to see they still have high speed quality in the car, even with others bringing updates and AM a big one. Would have been interesting to have kept lando on the low df rw but they took the safe route with weather and all taken into consideration. Cant wait for the big update
I’m not so sure about the lower DF rear wing. The back end was always trying to finish the lap before the front end even with the higher DF rear wing so the lower one would be even worse.

I agree about the upgrade- let’s hope it’s decent and they can bring at least one set to China as I think the car in its current spec will only be good enough for the lower end of the points
Just a fan's point of view

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Are these bumps in the insides of the foam protections new? I've marked one with a red arrow, there is an equivalent one in the other side, harder to see. The helmet comes to rest on those knobs when turning, rather than directly on the foam protections as is normal.
I posted something similar, but larger, from the Yuki's car, also from today at Suzuka.

Same question: driver comfort, or avoidance of flow blockage? Of course it could be both.

No present in most cars BTW, not today in any case.
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hollus wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:27 pm
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Are these bumps in the insides of the foam protections new? I've marked one with a red arrow, there is an equivalent one in the other side, harder to see. The helmet comes to rest on those knobs when turning, rather than directly on the foam protections as is normal.
I posted something similar, but larger, from the Yuki's car, also from today at Suzuka.

Same question: driver comfort, or avoidance of flow blockage? Of course it could be both.

No present in most cars BTW, not today in any case.
Nope, not new. Most likely they are needed to limit the movement of the head.