Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

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Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by Richard » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:33 am

After 47 pages of speculation, lets start with a clean slate for the real thing.

No posts until we've seen it!
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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by mx_tifoso » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:08 am

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by raymondu999 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:49 am

Scarbs tweets:
Looking at the #mp427 through the cover, high unstepped nose! How can that be?

More #MP427 through the covers, spiky bits ahead of the sidepods and pod vanes. #clue
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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by ledzep4pm » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:52 am

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From Joe Saward, that is the high unstepped nose scarbs just mention.
Getting really excited now!!!!

Edit: side pods seem quite cut away, aka red bull. That might just be me though. Somthing infront of sidepods too, may be the seperate side imapct tubes we've heard about on the Ferrari !!
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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Richard » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:54 am

A no jeans rule for a press conference? It could only happen at McLaren ...
There's a no-jeans rule here at McLaren. A man has just turned up wearing pink, black and white harlequin trousers...@andrewbensonf1 26 mins ago
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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Morteza » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:09 pm

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by beelsebob » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:10 pm

I don't really see anything fun on it at all, mostly a red herring, or just a tightened up conservative one?

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by thestig84 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:10 pm

Well it looks like my person got the intakes right again and nose being similar. Also see why he didnt have too much else to say...looks similar but very nice. Good job Mclaren
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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by Gridlock » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:15 pm

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Banki » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:15 pm

The wheelbase seems to me much shorter than MP4-26's one

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Huntresa » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:16 pm

Seems the car was equipped with the front wing of the 2009 car, the one it had at the start of that season. Weird buit who knows.

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by beelsebob » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:18 pm

I see a couple of very small holes in the top of the body, but not sufficient for exhausts. Can anyone see what's going on with them?

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by bjpower » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:20 pm

anyone have any ideas about the hold in the sidepod.
just before the vodafone logo

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Morteza » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:20 pm

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by bjpower » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:22 pm

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/u ... 2012_2.jpg

my mistake. its a bulge with a hole in it.
it does not look big enough for an exaust