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Formula 1

Mercedes and McLaren bring significant update packages to Spa

A host of car updates have been revealed in the Spa-Francorchamps pit lane as F1 prepares to return to action at the Belgian Grand Prix.

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All F1 teams have brought upgrade packages to this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, as the development race continues at speed.

Of the front-running outfits, Mercedes have brought the biggest package with performance updates to their front wing endplate, floor fences, floor body and rear wing.

At Red Bull, the RB18's sidepods have been reprofiled to help with circuit specific cooling requirements, while the rear suspension shroud has been reprofiled to aid performance.

Ferrari's two changes are circuit specific (due to the high-speed demands of the Spa circuit), with lower downforce top rear wing and beam wing designs introduced to cut drag.

What about the rest of the F1 field?

Beyond the aforementioned trio of teams, McLaren have brought the longest list of updates to the track after the summer break.

Circuit specific changes have been made to the rear wing, beam wing, rear corner, engine cover and cooling louvres, while the diffuser, rear corner and front suspension have undergone performance-focused tweaks.

Alpine have a new rear corner and floor fences, AlphaTauri an updated rear suspension, rear corner, rear wing and beam wing, while Aston Martin, Williams and Alfa Romeo have made front and rear wing adjustments.

Completing the set of 10 squads, Haas have introduced a new rear corner and beam wing in Belgium.

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