McLaren MCL34

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by M840TR » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:58 am

McLaren is the only team in the pit lane still developing the 2019 car. The rear brake ducts are new. "It's an update, nothing radically new," says team boss Andreas Seidl. "Maybe we can do something in principle for the 2020 car."

Seidl attributes the strong performance in the qualification to two points: "First, our drivers. They're doing a really good job on Saturday. Second, the car. We somehow manage to get the maximum out of our package with fresh tyres". McLaren didn't take the same step in the race as in qualifying. "The speed has been the same since the middle of the year. We don't have a real problem in the race. Renault is just strong. Maybe they should ask themselves why things aren't going as well in qualifying."

Lando Norris says: "The fresh tyres in qualifying cover the weaknesses that are still in the car. We could now sacrifice some speed for one lap for the race with our lead in the World Championship, but we shouldn't go so far as to suddenly stand behind Renault on Saturday. We have to be smart about that."

https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/for ... lien-2019/

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by the EDGE » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:15 pm

Holm86 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:36 am
the EDGE wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:27 pm
hecan wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:07 pm


This is the first time I have read that 2020 wheels will have covers. Where did you get this info from?
Various sources but it’s on here at 2’15

https://youtu.be/hk-JKrs0rrc
It's not 2020, the new regulations are for 2021
I assumed 2020 was a typo as the original comment I made was about the 18” wheels being introduced in ‘21

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by SmallSoldier » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:40 pm

Cool angle of the bargeboards:

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by f1rules » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:43 pm

Nice outwash protecting the floor from frontwheel wake
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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by f1rules » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:14 pm

according to fabrega they tested a updated fw
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if thats why they ran the fence i dont know

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by charliesmithhd » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:27 pm

f1rules wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:14 pm
according to fabrega they tested a updated fw
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKh_lZoXUAE ... ame=medium

if thats why they ran the fence i dont know

https://media-cdn.mclaren.com/media/ima ... 4I9516.jpg
top flap adjuster is different as well

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by Dipesh1995 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:24 pm

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Lots of nicely attached flowvis

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by AMG.Tzan » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 pm

Curious to see what they'll bring for 2020 with James Key in there! A new design philosophy or just an evolution of 2019?? Bringing updates even now indicates the latter i would say!

This year was a big step forward for them..hopefully they can replicate that in 2020 and get a bit closer to the top 3 but i don't think so! Waiting for 2021 would be a better bet... :wink:

Goal for 2020 must be: get more points than 2014! =D>
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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by f1rules » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:40 am

enhanced and zoomed a bit
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about next year, i think a lot of effort will go into the front part, suspension geometry, dampers, frontwing bargeboard area etc. like Key mentioned, the front has been a bit weak, so i think thats their focus, the rest just "follows" with. On top of that, integration optimization based on one more year of learnings.

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by Holm86 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:01 am

AMG.Tzan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Curious to see what they'll bring for 2020 with James Key in there! A new design philosophy or just an evolution of 2019?? Bringing updates even now indicates the latter i would say!

This year was a big step forward for them..hopefully they can replicate that in 2020 and get a bit closer to the top 3 but i don't think so! Waiting for 2021 would be a better bet... :wink:

Goal for 2020 must be: get more points than 2014! =D>
"McLaren’s Andreas Seidl says the team will be making big changes in terms of car concept for their 2020 challenger as they hope to move up the grid."

https://formulaspy.com/f1/seidl-big-cha ... 2020-65715

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by f1rules » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:30 pm

maybe a nosecone change? back to their old solution which most teams are using now just with a cape added ala ferrari or maybe a merc style, did key not introdue that at TR? The frontwheel suspension attachment im sure will be the one tested earlier this year

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by bauc » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:40 pm

f1rules wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:30 pm
maybe a nosecone change? back to their old solution which most teams are using now just with a cape added ala ferrari or maybe a merc style, did key not introdue that at TR? The frontwheel suspension attachment im sure will be the one tested earlier this year
I'm expecting revised front suspension and nosecone as well, which will also lead to changes to the bageboards area and floor, so overall I expect in general same concept but different realization
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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by Ground Effect » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:23 pm

Do we think current front wing will be maintained?
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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by Xero » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:37 am

Ground Effect wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Do we think current front wing will be maintained?
Going by the wording I would suggest it will be different, my guess, towards Red Bull/Mercedes with a more loaded outboard. McLaren will be chasing more peak downforce at the front end, let's just hope they don't compromise it too much with added drag. The differences may be more subtle than we expect though.

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by SmallSoldier » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:54 am

Ground Effect wrote:Do we think current front wing will be maintained?
That probably will be the key question they are trying to answer right now... Beyond Mercedes and Red Bull, teams like Haas and Renault also had what could be considered an outboard concept instead of the inboard Mclaren used and they weren’t faster because of it.


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