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#1 Owen

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:05

‏From @McLarenF1

 

Some cars are red,

Others are blue.

On Valentine’s Day,

We’ll reveal ours to you.

 

14.02.2019

#MCL34 🧡



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#2 BertoC

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:25

Hope it's still orange.



#3 Beri

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:33

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

You can restructure your management anyway you want,

But the MCL34 will suck too.



#4 Mc_Silver

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:40

‏From @McLarenF1

Some cars are red,
Others are blue.
On Valentine’s Day,
We’ll reveal ours to you.

14.02.2019
#MCL34 🧡


Another livery change on the way? I liked last year's livery a lot. Hope they won't change orange and blue combination.

#5 Owen

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:43

Another livery change on the way? I liked last year's livery a lot. Hope they won't change orange and blue combination.

Not expecting one. But you never can be sure.



#6 Beri

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:54

I do not expect a sudden change. The papaya/blue livery was bombarded as the new McLaren F1 Team's coorperate color during its announcement if Im not mistaken. So depending if a (very) big sponsor has been tied to McLaren, the livery will likely not change. That would be my two cents.



#7 Dennista

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 13:01

I do not expect a sudden change. The papaya/blue livery was bombarded as the new McLaren F1 Team's coorperate color during its announcement if Im not mistaken. So depending if a (very) big sponsor has been tied to McLaren, the livery will likely not change. That would be my two cents.

 

I hope it does change, I absolutely hate it. Glorified arrows makes me sick.



#8 Beri

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 13:09

That's a harsh exclamation to make. It a heritage livery.

#9 Oblivion

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 13:16

The change of livery means the new big sponsor. Otherwise it won't happen. So I wouldn't mind.



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 13:16

Zak has made various suggestions before that he wants the branding around McLaren itself to be consistent, including the name of the team (note, I'm not talking about sponsors). So I wouldn't be surprised if the basic concept of the livery design is part of that.

 

46 days until winter testing starts.



#11 Laster

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 13:38

I hope it does change, I absolutely hate it. Glorified arrows makes me sick.

That was black and orange, or black and white if you go back to the 80's. I could understand that feeling from Mclaren's 2017 livery, I hated that look on the Mclaren, but 2018 it was just orange with a little blue splashed in there. I thought it looked good and made it stand out from other cars. If that car made you think of Arrows, then I can only assume orange is off limits as a colour to you.



#12 Joseki

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 13:45

That was black and orange, or black and white if you go back to the 80's. I could understand that feeling from Mclaren's 2017 livery, I hated that look on the Mclaren, but 2018 it was just orange with a little blue splashed in there. I thought it looked good and made it stand out from other cars. If that car made you think of Arrows, then I can only assume orange is off limits as a colour to you.


He's a Dennis fan, he hates colors in general probably.

#13 sopa

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 14:00

Well, one could even say then there is no suitable color for McLaren?

 

Yellow? Nah, reminds a Jordan.

Red? Nah, that's a Ferrari.

Light blue? Nah, that's a Benetton.

Dark blue? Are you kidding me, that's a Prost!

Green? Oh no, a Jaguar.

Black? Dang, Paul Stoddart's Minardi.

etc.



#14 kosmos

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 14:00

This is a cliche but I hope it's fast. Minimum acceptable 5th fastest team, 4th at the end of the season.



#15 TheGoldenStoffel

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 14:02

I'm sure it will look fast!



#16 Absulute

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 14:16

This is a cliche but I hope it's fast. Minimum acceptable 5th fastest team, 4th at the end of the season.

As a minimum, they have to be the fastest Renault team.  Anything less is failure.



#17 HP

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 14:17

If the car is fast, it will be beautiful regardless the color.



#18 HP

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 14:19

As a minimum, they have to be the fastest Renault team.  Anything less is failure.

On paper Renault have the stronger driver pairing. A lot will ride on Saintz, and I'm not particularly sold on him.



#19 OvDrone

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 15:06

Just when I thought McLaren couldn't get anymore cringe.



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#20 BRG

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 17:06

Just when I thought McLaren couldn't get anymore cringe.

Makes you realise how much we miss Ron.



#21 mclarensmps

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 17:08

He's a Dennis fan, he hates colors in general probably.

 

Hey I'm a Dennis fan and I love the Orange :(



#22 Anja

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 17:30

I hope the livery doesn't change much, I wasn't a big fan at the beginning but it really grew on me over the season. 



#23 Nathan

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 17:58

It's signed off with an orange heart.  Come on people...



#24 pup

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 18:48

It's signed off with an orange heart.  Come on people...

I don't think the car will be heart shaped.  



#25 BillyWhizz

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 19:34

I hope it does change, I absolutely hate it. Glorified arrows makes me sick.

 

:drunk:

 

He's a Dennis fan, he hates colors in general probably.

 

He makes Ron look like a carefree, happy-go-lucky nonchalant. 



#26 Enkei

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 20:50

Since we're talking Dennis and it's off-season (hence there's not much to discuss), I might as well post a (somewhat) recent interview with Ron. Perhaps it's been posted already, but I hadn't seen it before until recently. Ron seems to be doing just fine no longer being at the helm of McLaren. I sense no bitterness and hearing him talk is inspiring. The documentary also sheds some light on how he was removed from the board. 

 



#27 NikL

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 23:36

Some cars are red,
Others are blue.
I want chrome or silver

But they'll give us a pile of poo



#28 kumo7

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 00:39

I hope for a fast car, then, a unforgettable look, hopefully linked with faithful strong sponsor!



#29 Christophe77

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:55

yep, it's orange all right!

 

http://gptoday.com/f...se_of_2019_car/

 

And do I see those nostrils from the MCL33?


Edited by Christophe77, 04 January 2019 - 10:56.


#30 kumo7

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:28

Anteater...



#31 zaviali

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:25

Man, ive read some nicer posts in the past. But some comments I find here are pretty mean and derogatory. Yeah Mclaren has struggled the past few years but saying things like sucking and pooing and what not does not shed a good light. Apologies as this is not directed at any particular individual but I guess its understandable why McLaren fans have this bitterness. I hope McLaren to have a great season next year and to hopefully see more positive and cheerful comments here.

#32 Dennista

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 14:25

He's a Dennis fan, he hates colors in general probably.

 

I only like success and winning.

 

As Ron always said you are only one step away from greatness. For Zak he will go 20 steps backwards and no idea how to go forward. Ron put together one of the greatest F1 championship dominating teams in the history of the world. This man is a champion and all we have now is a fat snake oil salesman Zak harping on about Indy and a backmarker livery.



#33 ar1

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:48

yep, it's orange all right!

 

http://gptoday.com/f...se_of_2019_car/

 

And do I see those nostrils from the MCL33?

 

It may be this year's car in soft focus to hint at what we're getting - starting to get excited about next season already!



#34 Anja

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:56

Looks capable of moving at a particularly high velocity. 



#35 pup

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 17:06

Looks like they've had to eliminate the wings to reduce drag.



#36 ExEd

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 17:17

Looks capable of moving at a particularly high velocity. 

Ohhh how I miss Ronspeak  :rolleyes:



#37 ArrowsLivery

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 18:20

This is a cliche but I hope it's fast. Minimum acceptable 5th fastest team, 4th at the end of the season.


Let’s get off the last row on the grid before making big proclamations.

#38 ExEd

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 20:07

Let’s get off the last row on the grid before making big proclamations.

 

There you are, we were worried when you gona show up on the MCL thread  :rotfl:

By the way , lemme help :

https://www.formula1.../2018/team.html

 

Because i think you got confused with some other sport or something  :smoking:  


Edited by ExEd, 04 January 2019 - 20:08.


#39 Clatter

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 21:46

Let’s get off the last row on the grid before making big proclamations.

 


Well that was only an issue for SVD, so hopefully his replacement will perform better.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:24

Makes you realise how much we miss Ron.

 

You mean you, not me. I completely don't. The bondage McLaren fans have to the Ron is a constant source of entertainment for me. As is everything that has to do with Woking's very disconcerting current state of affairs. Being a 'fan' of this team's distracting legacy is beginning to look like trauma.

 

Keep on keeping on y'all. I do admire your resolve.


Edited by OvDrone, 05 January 2019 - 05:26.


#41 sopa

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:50

I guess Williams fans miss Frank too... And Lotus fans missed Chapman once he was gone.



#42 prty

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 12:56

Apparently Lando Norris likes while streaming to drink from the boot like Ricciardo (13:48) and has Alonso's "yoke" team radio played everytime someone subscribes (17:30) :lol: Nice move by the way @ 13:25.

 


Edited by prty, 05 January 2019 - 12:56.


#43 BRG

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 17:54

You mean you, not me. I completely don't. The bondage McLaren fans have to the Ron is a constant source of entertainment for me. As is everything that has to do with Woking's very disconcerting current state of affairs. Being a 'fan' of this team's distracting legacy is beginning to look like trauma.

 

Keep on keeping on y'all. I do admire your resolve.

Actually, I just meant that Ron would never have countenanced a bit of doggerel like that in the OP.

 

Although I do think his place is at the helm of Mclaren and we are seeing pygmies walking in the footsteps of a giant.  But no-one is irreplaceable.



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Posted 05 January 2019 - 21:57

Actually, I just meant that Ron would never have countenanced a bit of doggerel like that in the OP.

 

Although I do think his place is at the helm of Mclaren and we are seeing pygmies walking in the footsteps of a giant.  But no-one is irreplaceable.

 

In all fairness i dont blame Mclaren for trying to adopt a more public-friendly/approachable image the late years.  

Although it was their "cold and corporate" side of things that made them what they are, the times are changing and the turn is obvious (mainly after Martin's leadership seasons.)

I mean in the era we live in, you cant be always behind closed gray walls in your Death Star, they had to adapt a little bit. 

Its just if Ron was around you wouldn't be able to rumble around twitter or fb while been 6th on the table....

Had to win (not fight for,but WIN ) the title,then you can start rhyming or joking around.


Edited by ExEd, 05 January 2019 - 21:58.


#45 New Britain

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 18:04

The change in tone began several years ago:

 

McLaren-Tooned-Cartoon.jpg?w=590



#46 Requiem84

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 18:40

Does Ron ever speak about the current status of Mclaren?

#47 NikL

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 20:55

I have not seen or heard anything but would be fascinated to hear what Ron thinks of it all.


Edited by NikL, 06 January 2019 - 21:44.


#48 MortenF1

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 21:28

Wasn’t Tooned Rons idea??

#49 Danyy

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 22:50

I have not seen or heard anything but would be fascinated to hear what Ron thinks of it all.


4:03 to hear Ron Dennis’ views

Edited by Danyy, 06 January 2019 - 22:50.


#50 NikL

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 23:52

 
4:03 to hear Ron Dennis’ views

 

@ 0.39 so they DO have an underground test track