McLaren suspension 'blockers' could reappear on 2015 Formula 1 car

McLaren has not ruled out returning to its radical rear suspension blocker system later this season, even though the concept did not appear on its new Formula 1 car

McLaren suspension 'blockers' could reappear on 2015 Formula 1 car

The Woking-based team caused a stir last season when its 2014 F1 challenger featured the innovative idea at the rear of its car.

The system was believed to be a way of increasing downforce at low speed and reducing drag at high speed - although rival teams were not totally convinced of its benefits and felt it actually hampered top speeds.

With the new Honda-powered MP4-30 reverting to a more standard suspension system, it had been thought that McLaren had abandoned the blocker idea totally.

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However, engineering director Matt Morris says that the current suspension concept may not stay, and further ideas like the blockers could yet be introduced.

"What we have done is we have designed a rear suspension layout that gives us options to do different things, shall I say," explained Morris.

"At the moment we are not running the same spec as we did last year.

"But with the layout we have got it allows us flexibility if we want to test some different things."

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