McLaren MCL33

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by roon » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:35 am

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Guess I should have posted this in the MCL33 speculation thread, not the W09:

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by godlameroso » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:49 am

Why would you mount the pullrods on the control arm?
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by godlameroso » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:53 am

The height of cultivation is really nothing special. It is merely simplicity; the ability to express the utmost with the minimum. Mr.Lee

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by DiogoBrand » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:01 am

Is there any McLaren fan that's not afraid of their rear suspension? After 2014 I think it's difficult not to be.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Xero » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:15 am

DiogoBrand wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:01 am
Is there any McLaren fan that's not afraid of their rear suspension? After 2014 I think it's difficult not to be.
2014 was very radical compared to this. I can't see any downside to this, other than it being possibly weaker structurally, unless it does indeed split into 2 arms underneath the bodywork to form a wishbone.Others who know better may want to correct me on that.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by therealjustin » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:59 am

Definitely looking forward to the race-spec car, but I like what I see.

The livery looks fantastic too; well done McLaren =D>

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by foxmulder_ms » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:37 am

I find nose of the last two years mclaren extremely ugly. I dont like those quad slids...

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by majki2111 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:37 am

roon wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:35 am
https://i.imgur.com/nXtztsc.jpg

Guess I should have posted this in the MCL33 speculation thread, not the W09:

https://i.imgur.com/driUvVY.jpg
Is that something new? Anything beneficial? I have not seen anything like it this year from other teams...

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by carisi2k » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:11 am

That rear end suspension looks suspiciously like the rear end of the rb14. Did mclaren buy the rear end from Red Bull for 2018?

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Blackout » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:46 am

carisi2k wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:11 am
That rear end suspension looks suspiciously like the rear end of the rb14.

Nope
Did mclaren buy the rear end from Red Bull for 2018?
Nope.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by McMika98 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:58 am

DiogoBrand wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:01 am
Is there any McLaren fan that's not afraid of their rear suspension? After 2014 I think it's difficult not to be.
Agreed this might be Mclaren's achilles heel. It is uncharted territory for them as they have never used this engine layout where the hardware at the back influences the suspension position.
Dont think a lot of people have picked on this, in the same interview with Sky where FA said good things are coming, he also said that they had to compromise the rear due to the engine.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Lucky » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:31 am

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Lucky » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:22 am

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Dipesh1995 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:16 am

Such a beautiful looking car, dare I say even with the Halo. Even Hamilton likes it http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/ ... ndo-alonso.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by GoranF1 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:58 pm

godlameroso wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:53 am
Great shots of the radiators.
I suspect now that they saw RB radiators and sidepods and IF those work, Mclaren might target those as part of major update usualy at the start of European season in Barcelona, it was expected that Mclaren goes little bit on the safe side in this area whit new PU manufacturer.
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