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McLaren pleased with latest upgrades works without issue



McLaren Mercedes team struggled too in British Grand Prix and European Grand Prix. Today McLaren challenge with new upgraded package for German GP.

McLaren team Principal Martin Whitmarsh says that they are happy with new upgrade package and also more delightfully with planned series of upgrades delivered without issues.

Woking based F1 squad ran new sidepods as well as a new rear wing and other, less influential features around the cars of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. Whitmarsh is confident that the new parts are working and remains positive feel.

McLaren duo Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton respectively posted top two fastest time in Friday first practice session.

“Another tricky dry-wet first day of practice at a Grand Prix,” Whitmarsh says.

“The changeable weather makes it harder to establish an effective baseline of sorts, but we were able to get some decent mileage under our belts today – and that’s been important.

“Firstly, it’s allowed us to ascertain the effectiveness of the upgrades we’ve brought to this race. Secondly, it’s helped deepen our understanding of the car’s behaviour in wet weather on both the Intermediate and Wet Pirelli tyres. So it’s been a positive day, certainly from a data-gathering point of view.

“We implemented a number of measures to improve wet weather performance and I’m pleased to say that we appear to have made progress in that area. “

“More pleasingly, our planned series of upgrades delivered without issue and have given us confidence for the remainder of the weekend.”

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