2011 Car Launches & Pictures

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by Omegablue » 04 Feb 2011, 11:14

Is that a double floor beneath the side pods?

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by Denorth » 04 Feb 2011, 11:17

somekind of another air tunnel on the car? (judging by the second airinlet behind the main one over the driver's head)
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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by Nbuulb » 04 Feb 2011, 11:21

Some better pictures:
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From F1Fanatic.co.uk: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/02/04/mclaren-mp4-26-launch-first-pictures/
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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by Omegablue » 04 Feb 2011, 11:21

Thanks for the pics! :)

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by Denorth » 04 Feb 2011, 12:00

some quote from BBC:
And the car features a number of intriguing aerodynamic design innovations.

The bodywork is extensively sculpted and there is a novel engine cover design, featuring two air inlets, and the front wing features a series of very dramatic shapes.

The air intake on the sidepods - the bodywork that sticks out either side of the driver - is also a shape never seen in F1 before, double the height on the outside of the car than it is where the intake meets the cockpit beside the driver.

McLaren said the U-shaped sidepod front was an attempt to get more airflow to the rear wing, thereby increasing aerodynamic downforce.

The second air intake is to aid cooling of the gearbox and hydraulics, according to director of engineering Tim Goss, at a time when McLaren have packaged the car as tightly as possible for optimum aerodynamic performance.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... 387578.stm

not to mention that nose looks lower than of other teams
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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by KevC » 04 Feb 2011, 12:12

odd sidepods

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by phil1993 » 04 Feb 2011, 12:39

Stunning car :cool:

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by Omegablue » 04 Feb 2011, 12:41

Well now with better pictures, the car is actually fugly. :p

Yes, completely diffirent from the others, but not really all that innovative as they've been bragging for weeks.

Guess this is the design limits with the present rules...

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by phil1993 » 04 Feb 2011, 12:53

McLaren say the current exhaust configuration isn't final version

I think a lot will change on that car by next week, lets hope its the fastest :D

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by Omegablue » 04 Feb 2011, 13:13

phil1993 wrote:I think a lot will change on that car by next week, lets hope its the fastest :D


We of the other fanbase hope it's not. :O

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by phil1993 » 04 Feb 2011, 14:04

I think the 26 looks better than the 25:

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Not as good looking as the 20, 22, 23 or 24 tho :p

However, I think they've already shown off a lot of innovations and they say there's a lot to come. For me it should be quick, F150 & RB7 both seem conservative cars (but RB7 can afford to be conservative if its modelled on the RB6!). Also KERS will make a big difference this year and McLaren - as well as Ferrari - has good knowledge of it.

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by Nbuulb » 04 Feb 2011, 14:32

Some detailed pictures of the McLaren MP4-26 Mercedes:

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Re: 2011 Car Launches & Pictures

Post by KevC » 04 Feb 2011, 15:49

I just noticed that the sidepods look like the letters L and J for Lewis and Jenson :D

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