McLaren MCL35

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For Those Self Proclaimed Aerodynamicts Who were saying This Car Looks Same As Last Year

On first look, relative to last year, the McLaren appears much more a new car than does the Red Bull or even the Ferrari - Mark Hughes Technical Editor F1
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By Mark Hughes F1 Tech Editor

With a more outboard-loaded front wing, the new car appears to be pursuing a more aggressive philosophy. This type of wing and the flow it implies aft tends to give greater peak downforce but is trickier to manage. But both Red Bull – and especially Mercedes – last year showed it was possible to get adequate control so as to access the greater downforce potential.

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I love what I'm seeing, lads! =D>

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The side crash structure moves up a bit, that reduces the inlet size overproportional. Ferrari and Red Bull have a lot of air over the intake, while McLaren still uses the undercut very much. Also noticed, everyone go for more parallel (to the ground) front wishbone.

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f1rules wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:56 pm
mighty fat
Sorry, but you're completely blind.

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I hope so

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An evolution of last year and not much else.
Not driving a Mercedes? Work harder!

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:59 pm
An evolution of last year and not much else.
yet an interesting evolution, especially regarding the nosecone.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Manoah2u wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:03 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:59 pm
An evolution of last year and not much else.
yet an interesting evolution, especially regarding the nosecone.
They did that nose in 2017 already. Just remove the side vanes & nostrils and you have the 2020 nose.

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comparison with spanish upgrade mcl34

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they have improved the packaging a lot. Seems like they chose a similar arrangement for the aera behind the sidepods as RBR for this year. Great minds think alike? RBR goes McLaren nose, McLaren goes RBR thumbtip nose.
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Even though is of course an evolution over the MCL34, I believe it has enough changes to be considered a new concept for Mclaren.

The new nose manages airflow differently than it did in previous cars and that’s key to how the air gets to center part of the bargeboards... The Sidepods are a big change, not in terms of size, but also how they are shape to promote air towards the coke region which in itself is tighter than previous year.

The only area that doesn’t seem to be massively different at this point is the bargeboard area, but we probably haven’t seeing the finish product and they may be saving that for testing.

It does look (to me) as a very different car than the MCL34


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