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RaceFans Round-up: Ricciardo “at the limit” fitting into his first McLaren

In the round-up: Daniel Ricciardo says he’s only just able to fit in the cockpit of his McLaren MCL35M.

What they say

Ricciardo said the width of his hips makes his new McLaren a tight fit:

I do have wide hips. I’m pretty thick-boned, I guess. But I got in.

It was the first mock-up of a seat. The dimensions they had kind of assumed what would be okay for me wasn’t quite okay. But fortunately it was just the seat, it wasn’t the actual keel itself which was too narrow. Since then I have been able to get in a seat and I do fit. But I feel like I’m certainly at the limit.

I think the way they design the cars and the chassis now everything’s trying to be as tight and compact as possible. So really my hips are sometimes the limiting factor. So I just tell them to make sure I’m comfortable and if you think that loses you a tenth of aerodynamics, then I’ll just drive faster on-track.

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