‘After we noticed how the Racing Level was designed, it appeared fully out of attain’
Because of new rules to carry the sphere nearer collectively, this third place offers McLaren much less time within the wind tunnel in comparison with the aforementioned groups. In response to group boss Andreas Seidl this isn’t a giant drawback and so they weren’t ready to sacrifice their third place.
Racing Level appeared method too quick in Barcelona
“We all know the steps between the totally different rankings, however I do not suppose these steps make an enormous distinction,” the German is quoted by Motorsport.com. Third place was one thing he would have completely signed up for previous to the season. Particularly given Ferrari’s pace in 2019 and “once we noticed Racing Level in Barcelona and understood how the automotive was designed, that automotive appeared fully out of attain too.”
The group that completed fifth in 2020 additionally will get 100 per cent of the event time within the wind tunnel for 2021. For each place above or beneath that, 2.5 % is added or subtracted. So by ending third, McLaren has 5 per cent much less time within the wind tunnel than they may have initially anticipated.