Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

A place to discuss the characteristics of the cars in Formula One, both current as well as historical. Laptimes, driver worshipping and team chatter does not belong here.
Huntresa
54
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:33 am

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Huntresa » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:23 pm

Is that low bulge just before Vodafone on the sidepod the exhaust exits?

VFC_Cipher
8
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:23 am
Location: Houston, TX, USA

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by VFC_Cipher » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:24 pm

beelsebob wrote:I see a couple of very small holes in the top of the body, but not sufficient for exhausts. Can anyone see what's going on with them?
Isn't it coming out of the sidepod, about midway down aimed at the rear brake / floor area?
Image

raymondu999
139
User avatar
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:31 am

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by raymondu999 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:25 pm

Frontal angle.
Image
Image

Are the exhausts positioned legally? Sidepods look like a Red Bull clone, except with MP4-25 intakes.
失败者找理由,成功者找方法

Huntresa
54
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:33 am

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by Huntresa » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:26 pm

Image


Click to view and you can see there is something like an exhaust just before the vodafone name on the sidepod

raymondu999
139
User avatar
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:31 am

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by raymondu999 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:26 pm

With the length of time McLaren have used onboard wing mirrors; they now move to RB7-clone stalks? :shock:
失败者找理由,成功者找方法

Giblet
14
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:47 am
Location: Downtown Canada

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by Giblet » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:28 pm

Remember, talk about the car, not the launch, etc. Posts that are not about the car and have nothing but opinions about the launch, etc, will be simply deleted.
Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. - Dwight Schrute

adrianjordan
48
User avatar
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:34 am
Location: West Yorkshire, England

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by adrianjordan » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:28 pm

That doesn't look like a particularly elegant solution to the exhaust exit - compared to how refined the rest of the car looks...

...just a temporary solution to be refined during testing?

As expected McLaren proves you can still have a good looking nose with the new regs.
In 2007 I had the chance to go to a meet-and-greet with an F1 test driver. I decided not to as I didn't think he'd even amount to much...he was the BMW Sauber test driver and his name was Sebastian Vettel...

Gridlock
60
User avatar
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:14 am

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by Gridlock » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:29 pm

Image

That's the exhaust, no?
#58

meves
2
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:01 am

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by meves » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:29 pm

Interesting it looks like it has a double floor and the floor is way too simple to be the final race floor. Low exhaust too, maybe that works with a double floor.. The u pods have gone and all the speculation around the nose already being almost legal look like they may have been correct with a slightly lower nose, although the wing looks like it is last years.

Iciano
0
User avatar
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Iciano » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:29 pm

Looks a bit bare without the aigo sponsorship. Johnny Walker missing too.

mclaren777
1
User avatar
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:35 am

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by mclaren777 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:31 pm

Would anybody like to speculate about this bump and whether it's the exhaust outlet?

Image

RB7ate9
10
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:03 am

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by RB7ate9 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:32 pm

The flow from the splitter to the rear seems to be closer to Red Bull with the under-cut. It seems like they read Ringo's posts about the RB7!

myoozikk
0
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:05 pm

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by myoozikk » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:32 pm

Image

Image

sAx
6
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:38 pm

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by sAx » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:33 pm

thestig84 wrote:Well it looks like my person got the intakes right again and nose being similar. Also see why he didnt have too much else to say...looks similar but very nice. Good job Mclaren
Don't quite see the aggressive design philosophy hinted at or areas that will raise questions around legality. Maybe that is to be played out during testing next week.

It looks nice, but....?

sAx
Integrity, Trust, Respect.

Follow me: http://twitter.com/#!/sAx247

astracrazy
50
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:04 pm

Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by astracrazy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:35 pm

i'd like to see a rear picture to see what is going on with that bulge. Its the exhaust exit, theres a small hole facing up at the rear wing, i wanna see if there is a hole facing the floor as well

+ floor looks cut out under the af in vodafone

edit: or that bulge helps direct the air to the floor
Last edited by astracrazy on Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.