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2012 McLaren MP4-27

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Scott Webber, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Scott Webber

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    Tomorrow will see McLaren launch their 2012 workhorse, but amid the excitement, the Woking-based squad are also expecting some backlash from rivals with regards the legality of some of the car's design features.

    The team, who are notorious for holding back on technical innovations through fear of breaching regulations, usually have a poor start to a season as a result of being conservative. However, Geoff McGrath, McLaren Applied Technologies MD, told Autosport that it's all change this year.

    "We've started way behind in the last couple of years — that's the really disappointing thing," he said. "But when we're behind, you can see that historically we always catch up faster than anyone else.

    "Until we go to Jerez (7th February), the engineers won't know for sure if they got it right. There are technical innovations on the car which will be immediately obvious when you see them."

    McGrath admitted that the team, headed by Martin Whitmarsh, are "getting ready for a fight over the MP4-27."
    In another complete change of direction, it has been rumored that McLaren will be looking to dominate over single-lap pace, allowing the team to control a race from the front rather than their more reserved race-pace attitude of recent years.

    The MP4-27 is due to be launched tomorrow, 1st February

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  2. Chris Jenkins

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    A bit of a publicity stunt maybe?
     
  3. Georgios Davakos

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    Will there be a live stream for this one???
    Can't wait to see what new things that the big teams have come up with. :)
     
  4. Chris Jenkins

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    I think there is from 11am on the McLaren website.
     
  5. Hampus Andersson

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    Mclaren never ceases to amaze me with their out of the box thinking, can't wait for this one!

    I have tipped Hamilton for the title so im hoping it's legal.
     
  6. Victor Ivanov

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  7. Chris Jenkins

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    I have the crappest/slowest internet on my work computer, but I'm going to try anyway :D
     
  8. Hampus Andersson

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    1 hour and 10 min left :)
     
  9. Victor Ivanov

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    Yeah right and their site doesn't respond anymore hahaha
     
  10. Chris Jenkins

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    Is working OK for me. :D
     
  11. Victor Ivanov

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    So they've banned Bulgaria. Nice!
     
  12. Hampus Andersson

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    Works here too.
     
  13. Chris Jenkins

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    Maybe there's more fans in Bulgaria and it's crashed your internet :D
     
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  14. cruyff

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    McLaren always deliver beautiful and cutting-edge cars, but indeed they were very conservative last year.
    Greece still not banned. ;)
     
  15. David Carter

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    It's also on sky sports news as well if your having problems with the stream
     
  16. Chris Jenkins

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    Damn Sky Go app not working on 3G :(
     
  17. James Chant

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    Yeah, mclaren site slow as hell, not even loading the page.

    Damn i have had to get out of bed to watch it on tv
     
  18. Ivo Simons

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    Edit:
    Nevermind
     
  19. David Carter

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    looking at the shape and it dosen't look like they have done what caterham did with the nose :)
     
  20. James Chant

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