Oct.28 (GMM) McLaren will use a brand new rear wing design in Brazil this weekend to help Lewis Hamilton ease to the drivers' world championship.
The 23-year-old Briton needs only to finish fifth at Interlagos to secure the title.And while team boss Ron Dennis admitted this week that winning the drivers' prize, rather than the constructors', is the "primary goal" for this weekend, the technical team at Woking has prepared a substantial upgrade for the MP4-23 car.The Guardian newspaper reports that while the centrepiece of the upgrade is the new wing, there has also been "at least six other areas on the car" subjected to performance improvements."We have put the effort into primarily an aerodynamic package to enhance the efficiency of the car," chief executive Martin Whitmarsh is quoted as saying.Dennis admits that, given recent defeats, scandals and criticisms, winning the title on Sunday would be particularly sweet."I was a little surprised that some of the media have almost been saying: 'Let's watch them snatch defeat from the jaws of victory'," he told the Daily Mail."Everyone will dump on us big time. They won't look at any other set of circumstances that happened this year and just say that McLaren screwed up -- again."I know it's not done yet. But believe me, winning in adversity would really have a high level of satisfaction," Dennis said.