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Featured iRacing: McLaren Honda MP4-30 Teasers Released

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Paul Jeffrey, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium

    iRacing have released some impressive images of the soon to be released digital version of McLaren Honda's current Formula One race car, the MP4-30.

    Piloted by former World Champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button and powered by the first Honda engine to grace a Formula One grid since the Japanese marque withdrew from the Grand Prix scene at the end of 2008, this soon to be released car will surely make a welcome addition to fans of high performance open wheel machinery. Unlike the 2009 Williams Toyota FW31 in game since 2010, this latest car will feature all the modern goodies currently employed in the current era of Formula One.

    iRacing's Steve Myers had this to say about the development of this impressive looking content,
    "Nobody in this industry goes further to try and accurately replicate a race car than we do and I quote Jonathan Neale when I write that “McLaren has never given anyone the amount of data on a car than what they gave us". And then we went back and asked for more.

    "Just to give you an idea of the new technology we have developed for this car (by the way we received updated CAD for the MP4-30 as recently as three weeks ago), we are integrating all the technology you would expect in a currently competing F1 car. This work has required us to redesign our engine model to support the F1 Energy Recovery System (ERS) which allows us to harvest thermal energy from the turbo and braking system. We are then propelling the car with a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) that provides a bank of extra electrical power that you will be able to use for overtaking. Because you will not be able to harvest enough energy to fully recharge the system, you will need to manage this extra power over the course of a race. You will also need to manage your fuel to ensure that you have enough to run the full race distance.We will also be implementing a Drag Reduction System (DRS)"​

    The car is scheduled to hit the sim before Christmas. iRacing also plan to implement DRS zones at all of the primary tracks used with the F1 cars and aim to roll-out additional tracks as time allows. Although not the most impressive car ever produced by the boys and girls in Woking, this virtual edition promises to be an experience not to be missed for sim racing fans.

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  2. looks good.
    but is it fast?
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  3. Chris

    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium

    That's a relative question :D
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  4. Can it go full race distance?
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  5. I'm sorry, the article is full of typos, you should fix it as above :D
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  6. Bet they wish they could go back in time and license the Sauber instead.
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  7. Yapci


    Now we know why Mclaren didn't fear giving their data.
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  8. Came here to read the comments, not disappointed :roflmao::thumbsup:
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  9. Looks good. But how many laps will it do before it breaks down?
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  10. John Addison

    John Addison

    What if its faster than the real one? ;)
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  11. Oscar Hardwick

    Oscar Hardwick
    RDTCC S9 Champion Premium

    It'll be faster than the real one. It'll be producing the power that Honda say it will produce theoretically whilst not limited by real engine wear or suitable engine wear simulation. Either way, can't drive worse than their Williams FW31 right? RIGHT?
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  12. I also think it will be the "theoretical" Mclaren Honda rather than the real thing, perfectly reliable and it actually regenerates energy.

    No way they can sell a car that loses out a chunk of it's power after half a lap.
  13. yea thats true :D
  14. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium

    and now a nice (again relative) sound preview -
  15. GP2 engine, GP2 engine... Arrrgghh!!
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  16. Qazdar Karim

    Qazdar Karim

    Let's see how far they will push the realism :D
  17. Tyres Pirelli no Bridgestone?
  18. ThatRacingGuy

    I drove 88 MPH last night... weird stuff happened Premium

    MP4-30 Vs Mazda MX5 Cup.

    And the Mclaren owns the Mazda.. surely it's going to win this race....Owh......nevermind...
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  19. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Premium

  20. I'm actually looking forward to this. I hope it breathes some new life in the F1 scene on iRacing.
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