McLaren MCL33

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McLaren MCL33

Post by Thunder » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:42 pm

This is the McLaren MCL33 offical car thread.

Please discuss ONLY technical items of this car, and refrain from speculation.

General discussion about the team, its drivers and performance can be posted in the team thread.

Livery Talk also belongs in the Team Thread. forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26883
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Thunder » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:58 am

And we're open for business.

Remember NO Livery Discussion here.
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Morteza » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:01 am

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by cliffgamerz » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:02 am

its launched

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Thunder » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:03 am

That's some big slots in the Floor. Otherwise, as expected, more or less a refined MCL 32.
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by SimonFW11b » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:04 am

I guess all the work is under the skin, as that sure is under-whelming

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Squid » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:04 am

That roll hoop intake is tiny. Judging by what everyone else did, surely it's not the final spec?

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Holm86 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:04 am

Looks like a stegosaurus on top of the sidepods with all those turning vanes 😄
And that's the longest floor slits I've ever seen

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by cliffgamerz » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:05 am

No online live streaming this time just released the video and pics

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by mclaren111 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:05 am

Very basic Launch model only
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by ChrisM40 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:06 am

That floor though!

Launch spec barge boards surely, compared to most they are embryonic.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by KingLoe » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:06 am

Lots of fins on the sidepods and serious undercut

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by the EDGE » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:13 am

How have they got away with the slits in the floor, I can’t see and cuts to the edge that would make it a continuos line
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by GPR-A » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:13 am

Too many details have been edited out in the pictures of the car through Photoshop?

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by BosF1 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:14 am

The sidepods have a huge undercut but seem rather wide at the top, especially compared to other Renault-customer Red Bull. However some people posted on the forum that Renault it self and McLaren might have gone a bit more conservative with the engine cooling and indeed it looks to be that way.

The front wing is more or less the latest iteration of de MCL32 front wing. The barge board area also seems quite similar to the latest iterations. I guess they want mileage at testing (very understandable) and will bolt on the new bits in the second week of testing.