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McLaren expect massive gains with upgrades
Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 18:03 by TF1T Staff
McLaren aren't too concerned by their lack of performance at the Chinese Grand Prix, which saw Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen fail to score.
That's because they're confident they can make a huge step forward in performance with their latest upgrades, which will filter through over the next few races, according to racing director Eric Boullier.
"I know what is going on [at the the factory], so I know we are on a very good development rate," he said during a media call.
"What we picked up [in terms of downforce] now since a few weeks is good. Very good."
Boullier is hopeful that the upgrades, some of which have long manufacturing lead-times, will be ready in time for Spain and Monaco.
"I hope it is going to come sooner than later. In the windtunnel already we have picked up a lot of performance.
"Back in the factory it is fine. It is just a question of preparing everything and shipping it to the track."
When asked if the performance they've found in the wind-tunnel would be good enough to get them on a level with Red Bull, he replied: "Definitely. This is 100 per cent sure because we know already back in the factory what is going to happen in the next three or four races."
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