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New upgrades for Haas and McLaren

With new regulations for the 2017 Formula One World Championship, many teams have now moved past the development stage for their 2016 cars.

Most teams will now completely concentrate on the development of their 2017 machines, in the hopes of getting an early advantage under the new regulations.

That is certainly the case for newbie Formula One team Haas F1, who have been exclusively developing their new car for around two months.

But for the Singapore Grand Prix race weekend, Haas will also introduce new upgrades for their car.

They will be bringing some new aerodynamic upgrades including a new front wing and a revised floor.

They will also use modified brake ducts.

The reason behind the late introduction has been the teams needs to develop the teams manufacturing ability.

'We finished developing this year's car completely more than two months ago, These changes came from wind tunnel data and it took a little bit of time to develop the parts.

'We took our time so we are better prepared for next year. This is the last update for the 2016 car.'
Haas F1 boss Gunther Steiner told motorsport.com.

But one team that will continue to develop their car throughout the entire 2016 is McLaren Honda.

Since opting to drop the most dominant power-unit in modern Formula One history in Mercedes and switch to Japanese manufacturer Honda, McLaren have struggled.

Despite boasting one of the strongest driver line-ups on the grid in the form of double Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso and 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, development of their car has been a slow process.

Whilst 2017 offers new regulations, there are still advantages to be had to continuing development through 2016.

'As we begin the final set of fly-aways before the end of the season, we go to territories where we race at circuits that require a more technical car set-up, with less reliance on pure power,

'Despite spending the next few weeks far away from the UK, our development push is still ongoing and we're still working hard on achieving performance improvements right up to the end of the season.'
McLaren Racing director Eric Boullier said.








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Date:Thursday September 15 2016

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