McLaren MCL33

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by makecry » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:00 am

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Jef Patat
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Jef Patat » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:16 am

Nice detail. I have no idea what the reason for that part might be. It looks a bit less curved than before, but hard to judge from that angle.
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by OzanA » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:19 am

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@AlbertFabrega

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by TankMarvin » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:21 am

Looks like a different shape - previously the waste gate pipes emerged from beneath the trailing edge, now they are above the trailing edge - which seems to continue further back.
Position of the RENAULT sticker is also different.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Jambier » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:06 pm

Still no s-duct ?

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by mclaren111 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:09 pm

Albert Fabrega:

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I read in an article where Boullier stated that they might keep the testing solution to the overheating problem.

Evidently they seem happy with a refined version.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Xero » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:48 pm

No too much changed at first glance! Nice little winglet near the exhaust, presumably to tidy up the airflow to the rear wing, and maybe manipulate the exhaust gases upwards to blow it?

I thought the rear wing endplates had changed, but it looks like they've just painted the lower section black. Not sure why, need to see a clearer shot, but it could just be a paint with different friction. The Hilton sponsor that was there is evidently gone.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by dren » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:01 pm

It's profiled to produce downforce along with the little beam wing hanging off the rear wing support. I'm surprised there wasn't a bigger update than this.
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by dren » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:20 pm

Brake ducts in testing:
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by mclaren111 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:45 pm

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Heat treatment on inside same as outside.

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Avocado » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:24 pm

... the chassis has been designed for many updates during the season that will come very soon in the first couple of races.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/alon ... 8-1017160/

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by mclaren111 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:13 pm

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Sidepods looks different from this angle ???

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Jef Patat » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:19 pm

The sidepod shape is so hard to judge. Picture angles change it completely. Unless you find a pic from almost the same angle my mind gets messed up. Just these two from testing for reference:

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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by Thunder » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:03 pm

Livery and Sponsor Discussion this Way Please :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26883
turbof1 wrote: YOU SHALL NOT......STALLLLL!!!
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Re: McLaren MCL33

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:09 pm

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