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In the round-up: McLaren racing director Eric Boullier admits the team’s car is suffering from too much drag but says it is not the sole reason they are the slowest Renault-powered team.
What they say
Boullier said McLaren’s performance shortfall is worse in qualifying than the race and isn’t just down to an excess of drag:
This is obviously one of the issues. Our top speed is not the best one because we are bottom in the ranking.
But it’s not the only one, it’s not as simple as this. If it was just a question of drag in the car it would be easy to fix. We have to address fundamentally all the aspects of the car to make sure we know we are where we should be.
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