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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:12 am 
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So, party starts in 3 hours. Personally, as a Ferrari fan, I am always interested what McLaren and Williams bring to table, its just some kind of nostalgia i guess. With the work from FIA on exhaust, is it probable that they will return to L sidepods? They said last year that it worked, but it just didnt fit in with concept of a car for last year, i wonder if they tried to make it work or abandonned it all together.

They were also the one with low nose, will they continue to buck the trend?

Ah F1, you give me so much to think about :D


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 Post subject: Re: McLaren MP4-28
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Apparently a big surprise in store at the launch today, but then again, don't they always say that! Could Newey be making a return to McLaren! ;-) (Joke btw)


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https://twitter.com/EliGP/status/296884629636526080

Slight elaboration on what the surprise could be: "The reveal of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 will involve a surprise element. Please ensure that you wear warm clothing."

No idea what this could mean.


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Maybe they've frozen the lake at the MTC and are driving it across into the building? Yep, no idea here either! Hoping for Orange testing livery to commemorate 50 year anniversary.


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Aeson wrote:
https://twitter.com/EliGP/status/296884629636526080

Slight elaboration on what the surprise could be: "The reveal of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28 will involve a surprise element. Please ensure that you wear warm clothing."

No idea what this could mean.


Maybe a new ice livery? :P

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Will it be broadcasted on their site?

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Will it be broadcasted on their site?

http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/page/MP ... arousel_F1


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Maybe it will rise up out of the lake...or in homage to the late Gerry Anderson, the lake will slide across Thunderbirds style and the car will rise up from the depths of the MTC!

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Please don't let it be chrome again. It'd be nice to see a change in one of the big three and we know that Red Bull and Ferrari won't.
Orange would be epic but a return to white/red or black/white would also be appreciated.

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SteveC84 wrote:
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Will it be broadcasted on their site?

http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/page/MP ... arousel_F1


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Please don't let it be chrome again. It'd be nice to see a change in one of the big three and we know that Red Bull and Ferrari won't.
Orange would be epic but a return to white/red or black/white would also be appreciated.


I posited a few years ago with the shift in their overalls and pitlane colours that they were preparing to go back to white and red, but I can't see it happening.

Maybe when Telmex takes over they'll shake it up a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: McLaren MP4-28
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Perez just uploaded this pic to his instagram:

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First thing I noticed is the sidepods seem almost non existant. There's a bulge where I presume the wing mirrors are, then it drops off sharply behind that.


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37 minutes!

Till what? It's already 10:29 GMT.

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Adaemus wrote:
ManicOversteer wrote:
Please don't let it be chrome again. It'd be nice to see a change in one of the big three and we know that Red Bull and Ferrari won't.
Orange would be epic but a return to white/red or black/white would also be appreciated.


I posited a few years ago with the shift in their overalls and pitlane colours that they were preparing to go back to white and red, but I can't see it happening.

Maybe when Telmex takes over they'll shake it up a bit.

A blue and white McLaren would be quite a shock to the system.

(I'll wait patiently until one of you will surely post a picture of a blue and white McLaren)

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 Post subject: Re: McLaren MP4-28
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The buildup begins, the reveal in 30 minutes now at http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/page/MP4-28-car-reveal-live


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 Post subject: Re: McLaren MP4-28
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It's on!

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Although I'm trying not to support or get excited by the McLaren because of my lack of interest in Perez/Button as a lineup, I can't help but get excited by the reveal of the MP4-28!

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 Post subject: Re: McLaren MP4-28
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Perhaps a return to the U shaped sidepods?

Although a new white with blue or red livery would look ace!

I'm pretty excited now :P


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Looking at the picture in the OP, I get a feeling U-pods are back again... as others have said. It certainly looks quite raised behind the mirrors.

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froze wrote:
SchumieRules wrote:
37 minutes!

Till what? It's already 10:29 GMT.


That was the count down on their website. It's on now

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 Post subject: Re: McLaren MP4-28
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Another pic:

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Looks like it has a modesty panel on the front of the nose, that or a very slight step. McLaren are apparently handing out ear plugs too so it sounds like the car will be fired up.


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Apparently there is no Paddy Lowe at the McLaren launch...!

@andrewbensonf1 At McLaren launch. Looks like a high nose under the sheet. Not a step in sight, either


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The main question for me is whether they will go with push rod or pull rod setup and exhaust. the rest will probably be a mock-up which will be changed drastically.


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 Post subject: Re: McLaren MP4-28
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mcdo wrote:
Adaemus wrote:
ManicOversteer wrote:
Please don't let it be chrome again. It'd be nice to see a change in one of the big three and we know that Red Bull and Ferrari won't.
Orange would be epic but a return to white/red or black/white would also be appreciated.


I posited a few years ago with the shift in their overalls and pitlane colours that they were preparing to go back to white and red, but I can't see it happening.

Maybe when Telmex takes over they'll shake it up a bit.

A blue and white McLaren would be quite a shock to the system.

(I'll wait patiently until one of you will surely post a picture of a blue and white McLaren)


That was my first thought regarding Telmex, but I figured they would end up looking a bit too Williams to do that.

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Looks like it's still got the same colour nose (silver and red tip) as in Adaemus' sig pic, so expect the livery to be the same

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Note to Lotus. This is how you do a car launch!


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What what?!?! I can't see it in work!!

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Meh, anyone with an appreciation of F1 and motorsport will be familair with these cars. Just reveal the the MP4-28 already!


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mclaren f1. so cool!


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will they show the 2003 car? :D


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Was waiting for one of those cars going past to blow the cover off the MP4-28, Ron would have been pleased!


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Can someone buy me a P1 please? Thanks


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Mclaren P1, looks fit


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P1 looks great but what were they thinking about with the paint job?


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Alex53 wrote:
P1 looks great but what were they thinking about with the paint job?


it's a development model. It's all about the mechanics


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P1, I want one!

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same livery as last year


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