McLaren MCL33

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by bryanbrink » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:19 am

I also asked Scarbs about the rear upper suspension arms. He said "Yes a little neat trick. Not too different from other teams."

Maybe he means in outcome of suspension performance and/or aero, but in looks it seems very different to me.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by OzanA » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:23 am

It looks much better on track

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by GoranF1 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:27 am

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by JPBD1990 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:30 am

The picture of it with the drivers next to it above looks exceptional. I think the studio lighting and ‘shopped photos don’t really do it justice.

Overall it does look to be a simple evolution of last years car, but maybe that’s good? I remember the comparative simplicity of the Ferrari in 2008 (much simpler) vs the Mclaren (much more complex) and they performed very similarly. It’s just different philosophies to end up at the same point.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by McHonda » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:30 am

Is there an S duct exit on the upper half of the 14 or am I going blind?

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Blackout » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:38 am

They look are roons 'wishbones' :D (but under the bodywork they're maybe classic whisbones)

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Re: McLaren MCL33

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by FrukostScones » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:12 am

looks a bit orange and plain but nicely compact and distinctive.
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Ashwinv16 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:17 am

(My reply was not true, a closer look gave better insight sorry about it.)
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by hemichromis » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:19 am

The colour looks a lot better in natural lighting.
Actually it's better in that gusty pic.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by gandharva » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:26 am

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by max_speed » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:37 am

BosF1 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:44 am
Thunder wrote:
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BosF1 wrote:
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.
Mr. Prodromou stated a few Weeks ago the Launch Spec will be very basic. But Race 1 Upgrade is in the Works for 2 or 3 Months now and will be quite substantial.
Ah, I missed that newsflash. Sounds really logical given they first need to understand how the Renault engine behaves in combination with their chassis. One step at a time!
i completely agree with this. Advance Aero package will be there for first race so in test they want to verify , how much "gap to top" is bridged by "new engine" itself and optimize engine settings and chasis behavior around it before "adding" start adding new aero bits.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by FW17 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:40 am

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Shorter Wheelbase than last year?

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Lucky » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:42 am

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