McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by GoranF1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:44 pm

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"Expect to see something quite evolutionary conceptually at launch," advised Prodromou.

But by the season start in Australia, the MCL33 will look different. "In truth, we have spent the last two or three months focusing on a race one upgrade," added the former Red Bull designer.

It seems that the onus during winter testing will be centred on evaluating the Renault engine and its compatibility with the MCL33's packaging, before all the new aero bits arrive for Melbourne
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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by the EDGE » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:57 pm

GoranF1 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:44 pm
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"Expect to see something quite evolutionary conceptually at launch," advised Prodromou.

But by the season start in Australia, the MCL33 will look different. "In truth, we have spent the last two or three months focusing on a race one upgrade," added the former Red Bull designer.

It seems that the onus during winter testing will be centred on evaluating the Renault engine and its compatibility with the MCL33's packaging, before all the new aero bits arrive for Melbourne
It’s probable that Melbourne’s race package will be tested in the last couple of days of Barcelona, assuming it is ready in time and all else is going well

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by the EDGE » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 pm

Also from that article in sky

“Some teams have seen their monocoques crack under the 15-tonne test and have had to redesign the halo mounting points at the steering wheel position and at the two bases either side of the drivers' head.”

Any guesses as to who Morris is talking about?

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by bauc » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:04 pm

the EDGE wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:57 pm
GoranF1 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:44 pm
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"Expect to see something quite evolutionary conceptually at launch," advised Prodromou.

But by the season start in Australia, the MCL33 will look different. "In truth, we have spent the last two or three months focusing on a race one upgrade," added the former Red Bull designer.

It seems that the onus during winter testing will be centred on evaluating the Renault engine and its compatibility with the MCL33's packaging, before all the new aero bits arrive for Melbourne
It’s probable that Melbourne’s race package will be tested in the last couple of days of Barcelona, assuming it is ready in time and all else is going well
Its a obvious choice after such complex change from one PU to another so I expect the MCL33 to be very basic at Barcelona and one of the main focus of the tests to be the cooling. I still remember RBR drilling holes in their body to keep the engine cool
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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by djones » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:56 pm

I guess I am generally a negative person.

But I see this whole Renault thing as 'out of the frying pan and into the fire'.

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by GhostF1 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:25 pm

I'm more concerned about the McLaren boys having to find 0.5+ seconds in the chassis and this is compared to the 2017 Red Bull. As they claim 1 second from the PU alone, the rest will have to come from somewhere. And it's made even harder by them having to redesign the rear suspension for the engine, a major chassis component which will have to be relearnt as opposed to evolved..

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by Mansell89 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:38 am

My guess is a white and orange McLaren for 2018.

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by Racer X » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Mansell89 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:38 am
My guess is a white and orange McLaren for 2018.
They pointing out the moments in History where they gambled big. To win big I think what they are saying is specially since it's a learning year with a new PU. That they are going to try do something radical. I mean if it doesn't work they can learn from it and adapt their design.
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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by the EDGE » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:44 pm

Countdown timer on the McLaren website suggests the launch will be at 7am

I'm guessing that means pre-recorded online only & not live... very unusual for them

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by trinidefender » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 am

the EDGE wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Countdown timer on the McLaren website suggests the launch will be at 7am

I'm guessing that means pre-recorded online only & not live... very unusual for them
7am in what time Zone?

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by Mat-tes » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:46 am

According to the countdown, launch will be at 8:00am for west continental Europe (France, Spain, etc), so that would give 7:00am for UK and 2:00am ET. I'm really not sure who they are targeting with such a launch, in Japan that gives 4:00pm (yeah for me, great way to end the week), but they don't have any relationship with Honda or Japan anymore so I'm confused. Launching at 10:00am UK time would have make more sense.

Maybe they want to get the car back in the factory to work on it "early" in the morning. There is a fascinating bit about this in the amazon documentary, launch car was basically closed up and livery applied with the internals far from being completed.

If there is one speculation for this season, let's hope they remedied their production slump of last year and get ready on time.

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by Morteza » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:47 pm

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by Alonso Fan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:04 pm

It sounds beautiful!

But then again I also say that about diesel trains :P
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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

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Re: McLaren MCL33 Speculation thread

Post by Vladimir » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:39 pm

So happy faces at McLaren =D>