McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

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the color cheats, its how the light is but its basicly like the 32 i think, ill try and draw something to illustrate
GoranF1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:35 pm
The sidepod inlet now looks normal(mercedes style ;) ) but why is the exit at the rear so high?
https://twitter.com/alo_pumpa/status/96 ... twterm%5E0

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GoranF1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:35 pm
The sidepod inlet now looks normal(mercedes style ;) ) but why is the exit at the rear so high?
https://twitter.com/alo_pumpa/status/96 ... twterm%5E0
I dont think the exit at the rear is so high. It just looking that way because of the sunlight and shadow from the cover thats been blown up by the wind. The shape of the bodywork looks like i swoops up, but its just the sunlight following the shape of the black cover up above the car.
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NathanOlder wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:21 pm
GoranF1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:35 pm
The sidepod inlet now looks normal(mercedes style ;) ) but why is the exit at the rear so high?
https://twitter.com/alo_pumpa/status/96 ... twterm%5E0
I dont think the exit at the rear is so high. It just looking that way because of the sunlight and shadow from the cover thats been blown up by the wind. The shape of the bodywork looks like i swoops up, but its just the sunlight following the shape of the black cover up above the car.
Thanks, i tought it has to do something whit the livery or lighting.
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exactly, i used exact same curve on both pictures, so i think its very similar, the light that maybe plays tricks, where there might be slight difference is more squared sidepod intake and maybe a bit more undercut in widest place of the sidepod to fully use that potential squared inlet, a bit like ferrari, this is showed by the green line, but again its the shadow from the picture showing, so can be the light --- with me

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jagunx51 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:59 pm
jagunx51 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:54 pm
the silhouette

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWgQRYTXcAAmRl_.jpg
EDIT PS
https://i.imgur.com/UcvYRQw.jpg
Think that might be the MCL32, looks like Alonso's 17 lid.

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jagunx51 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:54 pm
the silhouette

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWgQRYTXcAAmRl_.jpg
No Halo? So previous season's car...??

Edit: Ignore me, saw the enhanced version upthread after I posted this...
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f1rules wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:38 pm
exactly, i used exact same curve on both pictures, so i think its very similar, the light that maybe plays tricks, where there might be slight difference is more squared sidepod intake and maybe a bit more undercut in widest place of the sidepod to fully use that potential squared inlet, a bit like ferrari, this is showed by the green line, but again its the shadow from the picture showing, so can be the light --- with me

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWpmuzqXUAAX8f6.jpg:large
The cooling exit does indeed look much shorter and angled upwards, I wouldn’t say it’s just the lighting.
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I'm so nervous. Why do we have to wait until tomorrow???

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I really hope they've found some loophole that's allowed them a second rear wing. :lol: Maybe a testing arrangement?

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That double rear wing will be something crazy, and the body work on the sides looks radical too. I'm officialy over excited now xD

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roon wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:05 pm
I really hope they've found some loophole that's allowed them a second rear wing. :lol: Maybe a testing arrangement?

https://cdn-8.motorsport.com/images/amp ... r-wing.jpg
that looks pretty 90s retro, love it. hope indeed it's actually a loophole that can stay [-o< 8)

* just a sidenote; the above wing is not from the 2018 mclaren or williams. but it does look like that from far in the garage shot.
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I don't think that's the rear wing. It didn't look that high on the shots of the car under the tarpaulin. Maybe some sort of mount or stand of something though...
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adrianjordan wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:53 pm
I don't think that's the rear wing. It didn't look that high on the shots of the car under the tarpaulin. Maybe some sort of mount or stand of something though...
dude, that's a williams rear wing.

the garage shot suggests it looks like that actual williams wing.
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