McLaren tests 'horn' wing

The new McLaren-Mercedes MP4-20 has been testing with a previously unseen 'horn' wing atop its engine cover at Jerez today

McLaren tests 'horn' wing

The additional aerodynamic piece has only been seen on Juan Pablo Montoya's car so far, with test driver Pedro de la Rosa's machine running in more traditional specification.

Many teams are experimenting with innovative aerodynamic parts in response to the changes to Formula 1's technical regulations in 2005. Ferrari has been running a 'baby wing' mounted on the lower plane of the front wing, the new Jordan features wings in front of the sidepods, and Minardi boss Paul Stoddart promises that his team's 2005 machine will be 'unlike any other on the grid.'

Rubens Barrichello's Ferrari F2004 M is running with the additional frontal wing today, but test driver Luca Badoer is not using it. Also in action on a busy day at Jerez are the Sauber, Williams and Renault race drivers, BAR with Anthony Davidson, Takuma Sato and Nelson Piquet Jr, Toyota's Jarno Trulli and Ricardo Zonta, and Red Bull's David Coulthard.

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