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#1 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:25

As the topic says

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#2 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:31

i wonder if the car will be launched in its orange livery - at least for the pre-season.

#3 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:37

@EliGP: "The reveal of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 will involve a surprise element. Please ensure that you wear warm clothing." Hmm..

#4 jrg19

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:49

Outside launch?

#5 Markn93

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:54

I thought it was odd that the pre launch presentation was from 10 30 with half an hour till the launch itself, usually its much quicker, perhaps this explains why.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:02

The stream starts at 10:30 CET or UK time?, probably the website will go down very quick, there is any alternative way to watch it?.

#7 Markn93

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:04

The stream starts at 10:30 CET or UK time?, probably the website will go down very quick, there is any alternative way to watch it?.

Yes, Mclarens YouTube channel, ala Lotus.

#8 chumma

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:10

F1 on Ice perhaps? Or maybe a snow machine :) I long for launches like their 1997 one, that was monumental. Just under 3 hours til we see what McLaren will use to clinch both titles this year!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:11

The stream starts at 10:30 CET or UK time?, probably the website will go down very quick, there is any alternative way to watch it?.

It won't!

#10 McRules

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:26

May be....just may be...the car will be encased in a giant ICE block and the reveal involves either breaking the ice by the drivers or thawing the ice with giant heaters being switched on by the drivers...that would be so cool...!!!

Edited by McRules, 31 January 2013 - 08:26.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:31

@EliGP: "The reveal of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 will involve a surprise element. Please ensure that you wear warm clothing." Hmm..

Paddy Lowe will be frozen in ice outside the MTC to ensure he's not leaving, ever...
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#12 TF110

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:39

Any specific time for the event? Seeing it live might be out of the question as I'm in the U.S.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:42

The stream starts at 10:30 CET or UK time?, probably the website will go down very quick, there is any alternative way to watch it?.


The website sufficed last year but you can watch on their youtube channel as well

http://www.youtube.c..._confirmation=1


#14 MadYarpen

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:49

is launch in 40 minutes or in 1.40?

#15 f1rules

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:52

so what do you guys expect?? im expecting raised front bulkhead and detailwork around the front of the sidepods, the ass pretty much stays the same and i dont se them choosing the redbull solution with a ramp all the way to the floor

#16 showtime

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:54

is launch in 40 minutes or in 1.40?


1.37

#17 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:57

@Jamesallenonf1: #f1 Looking at running order from McLaren for today, I see that Paddy Lowe is not presenting tech segment, nor is he in Q&A session.

#18 skid solo

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:11

Practicing the art of contained excitement this morning

#19 Richard T

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:16

May be....just may be...the car will be encased in a giant ICE block and the reveal involves either breaking the ice by the drivers or thawing the ice with giant heaters being switched on by the drivers...that would be so cool...!!!


Yeah, that'd be great! :clap:

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#20 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:18

Excited, guys? :) Have fun!

#21 Shingle

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:20

Maybe we won't actually see the car, just a full sized and detailed ice sculpture.

#22 argiriano

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:38

Maybe we won't actually see the car, just a full sized and detailed ice sculpture.

Or the presentation will follow the MP4-26 trend of lunching in the open space but this time it could arrive at your own in front of Paragon (and audience) something like shakedown on lunch. :cat:

#23 JRizzle86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:41

Parade of 50 years of McLaren cars outside the MTC in the cold...

#24 0113Greenall

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:02

I think its will be dramatic, something like the mp4-28 being helicopter lifted to the front of mtc :drunk:

#25 BernieEc

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:03

Am so excited...............

#26 ElDictatore

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:04

So it begins.

#27 SunnyENTP

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:11

Am so excited...............



Eager to see what the so called new change would be. I suspect livery. However regards car design we wont see much change. Nothing would be more eagerly anticipated like 2009. Looking forward to 2014 though.

#28 Gintonious

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:18

Rumors of new front suspension, like Ferrari.

Would be nice for a livery change though!

#29 loki0420

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:18

Eager to see what the so called new change would be. I suspect livery. However regards car design we wont see much change. Nothing would be more eagerly anticipated like 2009. Looking forward to 2014 though.

Why every year somebody think there will be a livery change? Apart from "50" logo there will be nothing new.

#30 P123

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:18

Something cold- probably a reference to a new sponsor...??

#31 JRizzle86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:21

Something cold- probably a reference to a new sponsor...??


They have cloned the Iceman

#32 Anonymous

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:22

Chrome & orange livery IMO :D

#33 Gintonious

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:23

Perez just put a photo up of the car under cover, no step nose anyway.

#34 RedBaron

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:25

http://instagram.com/p/VJQEXquaSs/

#35 Anonymous

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:26

High nose!

#36 JRizzle86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:27

No stepped nose, so a vanity panel and a high nose. Good to see.

#37 SunnyENTP

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:28

High nose!



Yes! With Front Pull and orange livery?

#38 Anonymous

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:29

Am so excited...............


+1

http://i.imgur.com/cfXN3nO.gif

Edited by Anonymous, 31 January 2013 - 10:29.


#39 showtime

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:29

High nose!


You mean flat nose? All noses are high.

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#40 Raziel

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:32

yeah! :up:

#41 Tiakumosan

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:33

Stream live here.

#42 ERICTOPF1

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:34

Can anyone guess what the two bulks in the center of the car length are?

Looks as if the car has also wheels in the middle too!

#43 Anonymous

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:34

Stream live here.


Black screen here. :confused:

#44 JRizzle86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:35

Can anyone guess what the two bulks in the center of the car length are?

Looks as if the car has also wheels in the middle too!


Not sure if they closed off the 6 wheel loophole but pretty sure it might eat into their Pirelli tyre allowance.

#45 JRizzle86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:35

Black screen here. :confused:




#46 Jackmancer

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:36

Posted Image

#47 Tiakumosan

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:36


Same stream I'm using.

#48 ERICTOPF1

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:37

Not sure if they closed off the 6 wheel loophole but pretty sure it might eat into their Pirelli tyre allowance.


I know that they can't be wheels but certainly they don't look like simple mirrors too.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:37


If I skip to live broadcast, black screen. :confused:

#50 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:37

no stream