Further upgrades for McLaren in Hungary

24 July 2012 by Ryan Wood | M

In their constant development push, McLaren will introduce a further upgrade package for the Hungarian Grand Prix following two considerable packages at the previous races.

The outfit struggled at the European GP and its home race at Silverstone despite a large upgrade, which couldn't be evaluated due to the wet weather.

However their latest package for the German GP turned their fortunes around as Jenson Button managed to come from sixth on the grid to finish second on pure pace.

McLaren's sporting director Sam Micheal revealed that more upgrades will be bolted onto the MP4-27 this weekend and at the Belgian GP.

"There are some more updates for Hungary," said Michael. "We will definitely be bringing parts there and then to Spa.

"For Monza, we will probably just have Monza-specific parts and then [a further upgrade] at Singapore. That's where we are at."

The former Williams technical director is certain that the team made a significant step forward last weekend and he's confident they'll be on the lead pace again.

"Without question, we made a big step at Hockenheim," he added. "We saw that in FP1 and FP3 in the dry and if we can get on top of our performance in the wet then we will have the complete article.

"We had competitive race pace and super-competitive qualifying pace if it was going to be dry.

"I'm sure that we can be really competitive [in Hungary]."



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