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#201 10e10

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:20

At least they got no step nose!

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#202 Harry

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:20

Nice to see they took the risky approach and changed the livery for once. :rolleyes:

#203 jrg19

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:22

Looks like a nice evolution, slimmer maybe?

Old front wing?

#204 kosmos

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:22

Why the surprises, there is no big change in regulations and last year car was great, they only need to do fix some stuff. For sure they keep some parts in secret, they don't want to show everything now. Decent launch event.

#205 johnmhinds

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:23

Obviously has a lot of last years parts bolted on to it, same nose, wings, exhaust etc...

#206 F1ultimate

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:23

Nice teaser about the Mclaren P1. Reverse electric motor as opposed to petrol! Neat and smart!

#207 ViMaMo

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:24

Forget the 28, Jenson was the charmer  ;)

#208 loki0420

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:25

Is this it? no Q&A with senior management?

#209 fer312t

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:26

pics please...stream is not working

#210 Harry

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:26

At least they got no step nose!

Even with the stepped nose, the Lotus E21 looks far more awesome than the MP4-28.

Fed up with the dull livery to be honest,

#211 bonjon1979a

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:26

Is this it? no Q&A with senior management?


I suspect they don't want to field any Paddy questions.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:27

Looks like pullrods in front

#213 goingthedistance

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:29

Seemed like a very abrupt ending.

#214 JRizzle86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:29

Even with the stepped nose, the Lotus E21 looks far more awesome than the MP4-28.

Fed up with the dull livery to be honest,


Why the need for a livery change, in their entire history they have had maybe 3 or 4 major livery changes. Why the need for another now.

#215 SunnyENTP

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:30

Why did they all laugh when Perez said his aim this year was to win the Championship? Maybe they laughed that he has yet to understand he is number 2?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:31

I suspect they don't want to field any Paddy questions.

They could obligate all the journalists invited there won't be any Paddy questions, now it looks somehow very short with half an hour build-up and 20 minute presentation - was hoping for one hour at least.

#217 David1976

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:31

It's a good job you can't always judge a car's performance by it's looks...

#218 BernieEc

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:31

Why did they all laugh when Perez said his aim this year was to win the Championship? Maybe they laughed that he has yet to understand he is number 2?


or he hasn't yet met the pit crew to understand how they can ruin his championship!!!

#219 MinT

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:33

Why did they all laugh when Perez said his aim this year was to win the Championship? Maybe they laughed that he has yet to understand he is number 2?


Well at this stage its a bit like a small kid saying he wants to be an astronaut..if however he wins the first two races of this season.....

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#220 maverick69

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:35

Defo Pull-rod front.

Rest of the car looks like a classic evolution. For example - the "plume nozzle" (or whatever you wan to call it) looks lower..... but for all intents and purposes - the same. Bit of a funky sidepod intake. No doubt to help the coanda effect.

#221 bauss

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:36

looks like a championship contender... if racing operations is championship calibre is the main question

#222 argiriano

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:36

Looks like pullrods in front

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Do you think the airbox is hidding DRD which we'll see in testing?

Edited by argiriano, 31 January 2013 - 11:38.


#223 McRules

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:38

Paddy is missing along with MP4-28 !!! ;)

#224 Harry

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:46

or he hasn't yet met the pit crew to understand how they can ruin his championship!!!

:rotfl:

#225 BernieEc

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:47

Adam Cooper @adamcooper F1

#F1 Martin Whitmarsh says that @Paddylowe will be part of the team for the next year, at least

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:51

Adam Cooper @adamcooper F1

#F1 Martin Whitmarsh says that @Paddylowe will be part of the team for the next year, at least



He said they had no plan B a week before they announced Perez.

#227 femi

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:51

Yeah, as a McLaren fan, that was very low from them...


Maybe not low, maybe still broken hearted.

#228 maverick69

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:55

As for the launch per se: The Bruce McLaren tribute was very nice - and the P1 looks absolutely unreal...... But it did seem rather "grumpy" towards the end....... lots of butthurt going on......

#229 slmk

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:55

Byron Young @byronf1
Ahhhh the Lewis question: "we are looking forward. He was a great asset but we haven't spent too much time mulling over the memories":Whippy


McLaren. Shoulder. Chip.

#230 JRizzle86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:16

McLaren. Shoulder. Chip.


McLaren. Moving. On. :)

Edited by JRizzle86, 31 January 2013 - 12:17.


#231 SmokeScreen

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:18


Byron Young !!

of the mirror.co.uk?

enough said.

#232 stanga

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:19

Hilarious display of bitterness.

#233 JRizzle86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:20

Hilarious display of bitterness.


By Bryon Young?

#234 stanga

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:25

By Bryon Young?


No, by McLaren of course. They seem determined to erase any mention of Hamilton winning the 2008 championship. Ha.

#235 chumma

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:28

No, by McLaren of course. They seem determined to erase any mention of Hamilton winning the 2008 championship. Ha.

How so? They had an entire segment of the car he drove to the 2008 championship.

Storm. Teacup.

#236 MinT

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:28

No, by McLaren of course. They seem determined to erase any mention of Hamilton winning the 2008 championship. Ha.


err.. assuming you didnt watch the launch then.

ha indeed. :rolleyes:

#237 jrg19

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:29

I wonder if we will see them run without the modesty panel next week?

#238 SunnyENTP

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:31

How so? They had an entire segment of the car he drove to the 2008 championship.

Storm. Teacup.



Yes like they were going to erase that too when they were showing the previous WDC winning cars? They would have if they could but they are stuck with the awful fact they won their last WDC with Lewis

#239 Pitlane

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 13:04

Yes like they were going to erase that too when they were showing the previous WDC winning cars? They would have if they could but they are stuck with the awful fact they won their last WDC with Lewis


Yeah, must be horrible for them to remember winning that championship, they probably tried to disqualify themself already :p

And thats also why the smaller teams adopt a strategy to never win a championship, so when they switch drivers they wont have to be bitter! Brilliant!

You have it all figured out :)



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#240 Lemans

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 13:31

No, by McLaren of course. They seem determined to erase any mention of Hamilton winning the 2008 championship. Ha.


Ya. You could really notice it except for the part when they mentioned his 2008 championship while driving his car into the building in front of the worlds motoring press during the launch of their new car.

Other then that part, totally, man!






#241 techspeed

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:36

No, by McLaren of course. They seem determined to erase any mention of Hamilton winning the 2008 championship. Ha.

If you really believe they were trying to erase all mention of Hamilton because they didn't mention him in the video and gave preference to Senna, Hunt, Prost, Hakkinen, then drove his championship winning car past the worlds press, the Mercedes thread is this way
http://forums.autosp...howtopic=179280

Edited by techspeed, 31 January 2013 - 15:39.


#242 stanga

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:19

If you really believe they were trying to erase all mention of Hamilton because they didn't mention him in the video and gave preference to Senna, Hunt, Prost, Hakkinen, then drove his championship winning car past the worlds press, the Mercedes thread is this way
http://forums.autosp...howtopic=179280


So they mentioned him then. Or did they just show the car. Enlighten me!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:20

Did anyone else hope that for their anniversary, McLAren would venture a change in livery?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:21

So they mentioned him then. Or did they just show the car. Enlighten me!

Who cares? McLaren does not revolve around Lewis Hamilton. This is about the launch of the MP4-28.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:22

So they mentioned him then. Or did they just show the car. Enlighten me!


Yes they mentioned him - something along the lines of "..the car which Lewis Hamilton drove to win the 2008 championship"

Edited by MinT, 31 January 2013 - 17:23.


#246 stanga

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:40

Yes they mentioned him - something along the lines of "..the car which Lewis Hamilton drove to win the 2008 championship"


I see. I thought they were retiring that car from their demos, good to see it is still running.

Shame about the livery being the same. I should have thought a midnight black to match the depth of Ron's bitterness would have looked super! The old West livery was much better than the current one.

Edited by stanga, 31 January 2013 - 17:41.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:43

Shame about the livery being the same. I should have thought a midnight black to match the depth of Ron's bitterness would have looked super! The old West livery was much better than the current one.

Hamilton fans on here seem considerably more bitter about it than anyone at McLaren.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:12

I see. I thought they were retiring that car from their demos, good to see it is still running.

Shame about the livery being the same. I should have thought a midnight black to match the depth of Ron's bitterness would have looked super! The old West livery was much better than the current one.


Get a grip. Lewis has left the team and he was mentioned in the launch. No need to whine about everything in regards to Hamilton. The world doesn't bloody revolve around him.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:46

Why did they all laugh when Perez said his aim this year was to win the Championship? Maybe they laughed that he has yet to understand he is number 2?

Yes like they were going to erase that too when they were showing the previous WDC winning cars? They would have if they could but they are stuck with the awful fact they won their last WDC with Lewis

So much bitterness. :rotfl:

Lewis will have fun at Brackley though, where he can't tweet any setup and car data online. Good riddance. :wave:

Regarding the car, it's the MP4-27 with a few minor tweaks and changes. Then again, knowing how fast the car was at the end of last season, perhaps that's all they need.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:51

And on that note, we shall continue discussion about the car here: http://forums.autosp...w...0&start=400