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A Thing of beauty

new mclaren 2009

Mclaren Mercedes launched the MP4 – 24 on Friday and this is a thing of beauty, I know you will say I am biased and I am. This even though marks the start of the build up to the new Formula One season. This is going to give us all the opportunity for at least 6 hours over every second weekend to drift into that glorious world of fast cars, heaps of cash (although they are feeling the pinch at the moment) and beautiful bodies.

What really tops off the car for me is the “1” being sported on the nose cone. Hopefully the boys from Woking will do us proud and defend the drivers championship well.

I certainly cannot wait for the first race!!!

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Mike • January 19, 2009

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  1. The Devil January 19, 2009 - 2:50 pm

    The new Mclaren is the best looking of the cars launched so far:

    In term of looks:


    I am really worried about the front wing configurations on all the cars and I think these are going to lead to major accidents in 2009. Looks unwieldy and I dunno how the drivers are going to judge distance with these cowcatchers sticking out in front of the tyres – They must be unsighted sitting so low in the cockpit….another two months to go and I think with the new spec cars some of the top teams are going to be mightily surprised by the likes of Torro Rosso & Williams

  2. Mike January 19, 2009 - 2:59 pm

    As always thanks for the comment. Your observation around the “cow-catchers” is interesting, I am of a similar view in terms of opportunity to cause some issues, not sure if they are going to big incidents though. I kinda thought they would be mostly around first corner time or close quarter stuff like Monaco and Singapore.

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