As we said McLaren is a big team with many employees and a big budget, so they hadn`t problem to completely replace their radical new design of the exhaust with a simplified exhaust system ahead of the Australian GP.
We need more of these situations, becouse Red Bull will secure Titles at midseason
Martin Whitmarsh expects car to be second faster due to these changes:
"I wasn`t pleased with the performance and durability of the car during test sessions. So we made some pretty dramatic changes, changes that we`ll see in Australia. There is a dose of risk, but I think it was the right thing to do and we hope that risk will make the car much more competitive in Australia. "
"We have a completely new floor and a new exhaust system. There are many other changes, but these changes will be clearly noticed by people who will watch Australia GP. I think this will still be challanging weekend, but I'm full of hope. I think that was the right decision, and would be a second faster in Australia.
GOOD LUCK, FORMULA 1 NEEDS STRONG McLAREN...