Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

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Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by turbof1 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:19 am

This is the official Mclaren car topic. Any discussion about the technical aspects of the car belong here.

Some ground rules:
-Discussion about the car ONLY. Talk about drivers or engineers belongs in the team thread.
-Discussion about sponsors, partnes and livery also belong in the team thread. However, if a technical partner delivers a product that directly goes into the car, then that is allowed here as long it's solely about the car. For instance Shell developing a new lubricant.
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-Moderators can split topics when they see fit.

Any posts failing these simple guidelines will be removed! Repeating offenders will receive action.
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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by turbof1 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:14 pm

I'm repeating again: only technical discussion about the physical aspects of the car is allowed! Thing like livery talk goes here: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewto ... =1&t=21323
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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by GPR-A » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:15 pm

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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by McMrocks » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:15 pm

long nose
tight packaging
old fw (expect some changes until Melbourne)

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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by F1NAC » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:16 pm

Woow where is the engine space. Amazing how tight spacing is at the back. :o

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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by WaikeCU » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:16 pm

Interesting front suspension. Never seen that shape before.

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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by JimClarkFan » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:17 pm

@MrMocks: You mean the old new front wing? This is the one revealed late last year that everyone said looked like the red bull wing? -no?

Is the rear butterfly suspension still there? - please be gone
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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by turbof1 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:17 pm

McMrocks wrote:long nose
tight packaging
old fw (expect some changes until Melbourne)
It's the Abu Dhabi wing, with some very tiny alterations.

Very sculpted wing pylons, in the line of the williams philosophy.

Very tight coke bottle. Definitely inspired by red bull.
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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by F1NAC » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:17 pm

Look at the floor at the front of rear wheels. Never seen this kind of shape(cutted like that)

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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by WaikeCU » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:18 pm

...and the sidepod openings are so small. So there's no heat problems after all! :o

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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by stefan_ » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:18 pm

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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by Hail22 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:19 pm

Check out the rear floor cut outs, that's very Red Bull-esque and quite different to other cutouts that we've seen in the past...curved and sculpted similar to the roundness of a tire.
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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by McMrocks » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:19 pm

turbof1 wrote:
McMrocks wrote:long nose
tight packaging
old fw (expect some changes until Melbourne)
It's the Abu Dhabi wing, with some very tiny alterations.

Very sculpted wing pylons, in the line of the williams philosophy.

Very tight coke bottle. Definitely inspired by red bull.
I'd say it is the Abu Dhabi wing 1:1. alterations yet to come

edit: will be intersting to see how the wheelbase changed. the huge visible floor space make it look very long
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Re: Mclaren MP4-30 Honda

Post by mikhak » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:20 pm

Looks like the rear suspension blockers are still there but only on the lower element, . Top wishbone looks to be as a standard layout.