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Old 02-01-2013, 11:13 AM   #41
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I'd sign up Heikki Kovalainen for the second seat. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #42
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #43
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McLaren Rolls out the 2013 MP4-28 F1 Car

McLaren 2013 MP4-28 F1 Car

The wraps came off McLaren’s 2013 car on Thursday morning, as drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez revealed the Mercedes-powered MP4-28 at the team’s UK base in Woking.

Following a cavalcade of historic machinery from McLaren’s past - the team celebrate their 50th anniversary this year - Button and Perez entered the McLaren Technical Centre driving the company’s latest road cars, before uncovering their new F1 challenger.

McLaren describe the MP4-28 as a deep and sweeping re-design of its race-winning 2012 predecessor in several key areas, most notably around the nose (now higher and stepped, but with the step covered by a 'modesty panel' as permitted by the 2013 regulations) and front suspension (now a pull-rod configuration following the trend set by Ferrari last year), the sidepod profiles and the rear bodywork.

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Interesting that they've gone to a pull rod suspension like Ferrari. I remember hearing last year that Ferrari's suspension was one of the problems for the F2012.

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Old 02-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #46
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seems like you wouldn't want to copy anything from ferrari's car last year
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:14 PM   #47
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Is it just me, or have F1 cars just really have gotten goofy looking the past few years? Just say'n...
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You mean this is not goofy looking?

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I think Sergio and Button will do well this year - both are really good with their tires.
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yeah because i know for a fact all that F1 cares about is the looks on their cars.

"this front will shave of some precious time off your laps"

"nah , can you put a m3 front on it?"
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Better than last year, but still fugly.
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yeah because i know for a fact all that F1 cares about is the looks on their cars.

"this front will shave of some precious time off your laps"

"nah , can you put a m3 front on it?"
When was the last time Forumla One cars actually looked gorgeous though? Maybe Forumla One of yesteryear but even going back to the young days of Schumacher and Senna the car's were attractive they were function first. But each person has a different eye for aerthetics. I like the look of the newer cars compared to the wierd Aero packages from say 2008, they're a bit more "simplified" yet streamlined.
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Still with the stepped-nose...
They thought it was pointless to add the cover, why add weight?
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I'll be cheering for Mercedes. I'm a huge Hamilton fan (flame suit on). IMO if everyone was driving at 100%, all the time, Lewis would come out on top...

Anyways... I'd also like to see Ross Brawn be back on top. His career is impressive and I think he's one of the smartests guys in the pits.

(Also, in before Adrian Newey > everyone in the pits)
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Interesting that they've gone to a pull rod suspension like Ferrari. I remember hearing last year that Ferrari's suspension was one of the problems for the F2012.

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Not exactly. The problem with the 2012 Ferrari was that it was unstable during breaking, more specifically the rear end. The pull-rod setup on the front worked just fine. Now that the 2013 Mclaren has a higher front end/nose, a pull-rod setup up front makes more sense since it helps keep the center of gravity low.
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