Visiting the Red Bull Ring for the first time in 11 years presented a bit of a technical unknown for the teams. They have the data from back then stored and ready to use, but the modern generation of cars are a castaway from those of the previous decade. Going by track characteristics, the circuit is very similar to Silverstone in terms of straights followed by medium and high speed corners, plus the occasional slow turn, so downforce packages will be similar in two weeks time.
The MP4-29 was clad with the second phase of upgrades that are designed to propel them towards the front of the second place battle behind Mercedes. Progress has been made but McLaren are suffering from a...
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