‘Once we noticed how the Racing Level was designed, it appeared utterly out of attain’
As a result of new rules to carry the sector nearer collectively, this third place offers McLaren much less time within the wind tunnel in comparison with the aforementioned groups. In response to crew boss Andreas Seidl this isn’t a giant drawback they usually weren’t ready to sacrifice their third place.
Racing Level appeared manner 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 velocity in 2019 and “after we noticed Racing Level in Barcelona and understood how the automobile was designed, that automobile appeared utterly out of attain too.”
In order that they had been making an allowance for a fifth place end within the championship. The crew 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 p.c is added or subtracted. So by ending third, McLaren has 5 per cent much less time within the wind tunnel than they could have initially anticipated.