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McLaren ‘happy' with new nose but ‘not a step forward'

Andreas Seidl says McLaren opted to keep its new Mercedes-style nose on Lando Norris' car despite it 'not' being a step forward. The reason being, he said, is because it is part of the new development direction in which the team is going. Norris qualified P8 for the Russian Grand Prix, the first race weekend in which McLaren is the new nose the entire weekend. His team-mate Carlos Sainz, running the older design, is sixth on the grid having completed his lap 0.3s faster. McLaren, despite acknowledging that the new nose is not yet delivering performance, chose to keep it on Norris' car. Team boss Seidl explained why. 'We are happy with how the nose was working,' he told The-Race after...
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