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Austrian Grand Prix 2023

First look at Ferrari, McLaren Austrian GP upgrades

Latest images from the pit lane in Spielberg show the upgraded parts brought by McLaren and Ferrari.

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Images of the latest updates to both the Ferrari and McLaren have emerged, as they look to close the gap to their rivals.

Ferrari recently trialled the updates by utilising their 100km filming day at their Fiorano test track in Maranello, when both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz tested the new floor and front wing.

The updates take inspiration from the RB19 and are part of the quest to improve the drivability of the SF-23, following complaints from both drivers that it was unpredictable during races.

The main updates to the car include updates to the front wing vanity panel and endplate, a revised floor with new diverters and bargeboards, and a new rear wing.

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Norris: Upgrades should make fighting for points easier

McLaren is looking to improve their fortunes after a tough start to the season, with their first major upgrades set to put them on a path to finishing higher up the order more regularly.

Their updates include a new floor and sidepod which mimics the design of the Aston Martin and Red Bull.

The team originally planned to introduce them at Silverstone but managed to get them ready for Lando Norris in Austria. They will gamble running them during the risky Sprint race weekend which features just one practice session.

"The team has done a good job, we were not able to have these bits on the car here this weekend. It was only meant to be for Silverstone and the team has done a good job to push through," he told Sky Sports.

"Especially on a Sprint weekend with two races to potentially score points, it's a good thing to try and bring as early as possible.

"The first upgrade of the season will bring performance and make us quicker. It's been a difficult start but I'm hoping it's the thing that makes fighting for points easier."

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