McLaren pursues concept behind Red Bull’s F1 DRS supremacy
The McLaren team has acknowledged that their weakness in aero efficiency has led to a lack of top speed this year. They have recognized that Red Bull has been strong in this area, particularly with their DRS system. McLaren has been working to find gains in this area by understanding Red Bull’s advantage, which is their single beam wing. Most teams have been unable to make changes to their beam wing arrangements due to potential loss of downforce, but McLaren is confident they can make this adjustment without affecting performance or driver confidence. In addition to the single beam wing, McLaren has introduced a reprofiled rear wing flap to boost top speed. Alpine has also made changes to their beam wing, removing the slat and reprofiling the lower rear wing to reduce drag, along with other modifications to achieve better aero balance.