Jenson Button, McLaren, Istanbul, 2011

McLaren to reintroduce Istanbul upgrades in Spain

2011 Spanish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Istanbul, 2011
Jenson Button, McLaren, Istanbul, 2011

McLaren will attempt to reintroduce their Turkish Grand Prix upgrade package at Barcelona next week.

The team abandoned the upgrade during practice in Istanbul where Lewis Hamilton finished 40 seconds behind winner Sebastian Vettel.

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: “As we saw in Istanbul last week, there is always risk inherent in bringing any upgrade to the circuit ?ǣ particularly following the absence of testing.

“For Barcelona, we?re planning to reintroduce some of the proposed upgrades initially scheduled for introduction in Istanbul. Once again, however, they?ll only be introduced if their initial deployment on Friday proves successful.”

Jenson Button added the team were “feeling more positive about getting the most from our planned upgrades.”

He said: “It?s important to get another strong result under our belts, particularly as we head straight to Monte-Carlo, so maintaining momentum will be vital.”

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