McLaren MCL35

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With the first few races of the season effectively called off, I wonder how this effects the car's development cycle?

The team adopted an incremental updates approach last year after establishing a good foundation which seems to have translated to 2020 as well. Will they stretch the updates over the whole season now or introduce several in one go after the races start?

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M840TR wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:43 pm
With the first few races of the season effectively called off, I wonder how this effects the car's development cycle?

The team adopted an incremental updates approach last year after establishing a good foundation which seems to have translated to 2020 as well. Will they stretch the updates over the whole season now or introduce several in one go after the races start?
its good that they will have more time for development (as long as the team remains focused).
There is talk that the season will extend into 2021 and the new set of rules get pushed out to 2022 so may be some life left in the MCL35 yet.

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Hopefully that does not happen. It would put McLaren in no man's land with its Mercedes/Renault engine situation.

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M840TR wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:43 pm
With the first few races of the season effectively called off, I wonder how this effects the car's development cycle?

The team adopted an incremental updates approach last year after establishing a good foundation which seems to have translated to 2020 as well. Will they stretch the updates over the whole season now or introduce several in one go after the races start?
No realy way to test the developments unless they ask for "Spring testing".
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This means MCL is using the lower intake of their roll hoop to feed the turbo (purple) and is using the top intakes to feed the cooling rads (ERS, Gbox etc). So it's the contrary of Renault.
And those rads seem to hang above the engine and above the turbo/engine duct/airbox (purple), while Renault put them between the engine and turbo duct...
The MCL layout seems to be less optimal CoG-wise... but maybe the aim is to give a much thinner neck to the rollhoop...
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It's quite similar to Alfa https://i.imgur.com/AX3eg7I.jpg but maybe the MCL rads are placed more forward

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They carried over the cooling layout they had when they used the Honda engine.
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The McLaren cooler is much bigger. But what i like About the Renault version, is the possibility to use a single duct for the engine intake and a cooler.

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:26 pm
They carried over the cooling layout they had when they used the Honda engine.
I would say they reverted back to the first version of the spine cooling layout of 2015 :P
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9AgT_eIEAAB90v.jpg

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Nice picture by @albertfabrega

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Posts about next Years Chassis changes have been moved to the Team Thread. ;)
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Will be interesting how it will perform next year with the Mercedes engine. Engine has to be moved backwards because of intake to the turbo. That means that the center of gravity will be moved. Then the aero also has to be adjusted. Interesting stuff...