McLaren’s Jenson Button says that McLaren will aggressive in British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Last race Valencia for European Grand Prix, Red Bull dominated qualifying and race with upgraded RB8.
There is McLaren developed a massive step in MP4-27 especially they are suitable in high-speed circuit and expecting upgraded MP4-27 will competitive in British and German Grand’s Prix. Button also added Red Bull’s pace was phenomenal after the last upgrade.
“At the last race, everyone was quite excited about how quick the Red Bull was,” said Button. “Their pace was phenomenal.
“They had a big aerodynamic package and it worked in the low-speed corners. That’s an area where it’s very difficult to get a car working aerodynamically because we are so limited with blowing the rear diffuser.
“It is an area where we are lacking at the moment, but that shouldn’t matter for us because it’s a high-speed circuit and it’s high-speed where the updates work for us.”
McLaren Sporting director Sam Michael has confirmed that the new package is worth more than a tenth of a second, but Button is confident of the car’s pace even in its pre-Silverstone configuration.
“We’re seeing a step, but I don’t think we’re going to see a massive step,” he said. “With the regulations being so limited aerodynamically, it’s difficult to find a massive step like you could last year.
“But we do have a few bits aerodynamically and mechanically. There is some stuff which is very exciting so we have bits that should help us around here, but I think even without the extra bits we would have had a pretty good car around here.”
“We were there [Valencia], but not here,” he said when asked if he is alarmed by Red Bull’s updates. “I don’t think we’ll see an advantage like we saw there.”
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