McLaren getting ‘massive advantage’ from new wind tunnel
McLaren’s team principal, Andrea Stella, highlights the significant advantage the team has gained by developing their 2024 car in their own wind tunnel at their Woking headquarters. This move provides both logistical benefits and cost savings, as they no longer rely on the Toyota wind tunnel in Germany. The transition has been seamless, with good continuity in their work between the two facilities. The extra time in their new wind tunnel is crucial for McLaren, as they have discovered further developments following their improved performance this year that need to be explored for the 2024 car. Stella mentions the possibility of bringing some upgrades later this season based on the work being done for 2024, albeit considering the budget and project maturity.