After much speculation it was announced today that the McLaren-Honda team are allowed to race a shorter nose at the Austrian Grand Prix after passing a series of FIA crash tests.
The new nose is expected to be a significant upgrade to the McLaren MP4-30.
Even with several small adjustments since the start of the season, the Honda-powered team has struggled mightily with only one points scoring outing to date – Jenson Button secured four points by finishing 8th at Monaco.
Two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso has yet to finish in the points at any race this year.
The team confirmed the news through social media via Twitter:
“News from MTC: We can confirm that the new MP4-30 nose box has passed the FIA crash test and will be available to use from the Austrian GP.”