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McLaren to persist with upgraded nose despite recent struggles

McLaren will continue to run its upgraded nose box concept at the Portuguese Grand Prix this weekend despite frustrations over the MCL35's performance at recent races. The new design, which has a similar shape to that of Mercedes and Renault, was first unveiled in practice at Mugello, before it was fitted to Lando Norris’ car for the entirety of the weekend in Russia. Last time out at the Nurburgring the upgrades were used solely by Carlos Sainz but he was out-qualified by team-mate Lando Norris, and felt running the newer component cost him a shot at a podium finish. Sainz outlined that there were “a couple of important weeks” ahead of the Woking-based team, as it evaluated if the...
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