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#1 pacificquay

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 17:05

McLaren have gone a little bit Ferrari with this - the expected MCL37 will be the MCL60.

 

Launching on Monday at 5pm



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#2 cbbcisace

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 17:17

Like the name, good nod to the past 👍🏻

#3 Burai

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 18:26

Hope it’s better than the MCL59. 



#4 pup

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 18:42

Shame about the 37, though.  It would have been a race winner, a true championship contender.



#5 GreenMachine

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 21:20

A missed opportunity, the 37 looked sooo fast ...  ):



#6 mclarensmps

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 21:35

A missed opportunity, the 37 looked sooo fast ...  ):

Sounds fast...



#7 SparkPlug86

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 00:45

Didn’t expect that name change… thanks to mods for updating thread.

#8 jwill189

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 01:03

We have to think more long-term and the big picture. The whole reason for the name change is in preparation for 2032.



#9 mclarensmps

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 01:41

I wish they'd brought back the MP4 moniker so that my forum name can become relevant again  :down:



#10 pup

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 02:55

A missed opportunity, the 37 looked sooo fast ... ):

Every bit as fast as the 18.

#11 kumo7

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 07:34

From 37 to 59 are the cars of the past. 60 growls

#12 Nobody

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 08:46

good nod



#13 SparkPlug86

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 17:24

Maybe should have called it MCL-37-BM60



#14 Kimiraikkonen

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 11:00

so nervous.....here we go! :clap:



#15 benb53

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 16:10

Less that 50 mins!!

#16 mclarensmps

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 16:49

Here we go!



#17 JimmyClark

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:16

That's a mean looking car. 



#18 mclarensmps

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:16

Oh those sidepods are very different!



#19 TomNokoe

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:17

The packaging looks very aggressive. Found it interesting that Stella gave special thanks to Brixworth.

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#20 Ali623

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:20

Andrea didn't exactly sound too optimistic when asked about performance.



#21 1player

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:20

One thing is certain: they have done massive changes on the aero and sidepods.

Too early to tell if it will pay off or not, but they certainly went for a radically different aero philosophy, instead of doing incremental changes over last year's design. It's a ballsy decision, looking forward to see it on track.

#22 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:21

The livery is soooooooo bad!

Looks like an evolution of last years car.

#23 mclarensmps

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:21

Pics are up on the site:

https://www.mclaren....e-up-for-mcl60/



#24 lixlax

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:21

A Red-Bull clone as expected, the first thought I had: looks agressive. Last years car looked so bulky and basic (doesn't mean anything for the pace though). 



#25 ToniF1

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:22

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#26 Frankbullitt

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:22

RB sidepods are all the rage it seems.



#27 FNG

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:22

Horrible livery



#28 MP418

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:23

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#29 Clrnc

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:23

Wow they have got aggressive and the RB clone route albeit to a smaller extent than Aston Martin last year.

Looks very fast.

Still don't like this livery btw

Edited by Clrnc, 13 February 2023 - 17:23.


#30 BertoC

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:24

Shape-wise it's ok I guess, but the livery is just... ugly. :(



#31 Red5ive

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:24

McLaren have been guilty of wrongly talking things up in the past but - Stella could have at least seemed a bit more positive.

 

Not just a livery launch at least but obviously that will not be the exact car that rolls out at the first race or even the test.



#32 mclarensmps

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:25

#looksfast for sure!  :rotfl:



#33 SparkPlug86

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:25

We seem to have two Technical threads going: https://forums.autos...al-thread-2023/

 

Mods can you merge @admin



#34 thefinalapex

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:26

What an ugly livery, such a shame.



#35 mclarensmps

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:26

McLaren have been guilty of wrongly talking things up in the past but - Stella could have at least seemed a bit more positive.

 

Not just a livery launch at least but obviously that will not be the exact car that rolls out at the first race or even the test.

For sure. At least the general concept direction is giving me a little bit of hope, though. Stella did say there's good stuff in the pipeline even if he didn't sound excited about what was presented. I'll put it down to him not being used to the spotlight. 



#36 Ali623

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:27

https://the-race.com...grades-already/

 

Quite interesting quotes from Andrea in here re development, doesn't exactly sound like it's going to be all that positive a start to the season.



#37 SparkPlug86

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:28

Livery is probably down to the weight factor... It's okay I guess. I mean, lots of logos on the car for sure! 

 

Like the aggressive stance on the side pods, so hoping it's quick. I imagine the floor area is not a true reflection of the final version



#38 P123

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:32

What an ugly livery, such a shame.

 

A lot of black.  Though I'm not sure it's all down to the livery.  Despite the early hype from the launches last season, the current cars win no beauty contests.



#39 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:33

A lot of black. Though I'm not sure it's all down to the livery. Despite the early hype from the launches last season, the current cars win no beauty contests.


The Williams certainly does.

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#40 pup

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:36

Im not a fan of the black, but if it has to be, then better more than less. The livery better than last year for sure, which is something I guess.

#41 Kimiraikkonen

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:38

Not the best livery but sidepods and nosecone and FW are nice. Hope it will be quick!

#42 pup

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:38

The sidepod undercut is a complete reversal from last year’s initial concept. There’s been a lot of repackaging under the skin to make that happen.

#43 Mc_Silver

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:41

The car looks much better than last year's car. I believe in Andrea Stella and his work ethic. We should be able to close the gap to the top three teams but it's not realistic to expect McLaren challenging them just yet as they still have the outdated infrastructure in place. I reckon the objective for this season is to close the gap to the front runners and try to capitalise on the mistakes they make with a few podiums, finishing 4th in WCC.

Edited by Mc_Silver, 13 February 2023 - 21:00.


#44 Ragingjamaican

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:41

From what used to be one of the best looking cars on the grid for a couple of years, to now the worst looking car on the grid for the past two years  :drunk:



#45 Sonic2k

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:42

I think the livery is bit better than last year. Not great but better. Particullary from the front:

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or this view is good too:

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Edited by Sonic2k, 13 February 2023 - 17:42.


#46 Dara

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:42

What an ugly livery, such a shame.


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#47 ToniF1

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:45

Did we ever had that kind of a nose were front wing parts are in front of the nose tip ?



#48 Frankbullitt

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:46

The Chrome logos either side of the drivers head make it look like it has a weird face...that is all I see now.



#49 thefinalapex

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:47

A lot of black.  Though I'm not sure it's all down to the livery.  Despite the early hype from the launches last season, the current cars win no beauty contests.

 

Its to busy for me, the 2018 one was much more simple and beautiful :)



#50 bogi

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 17:48

Looks ok