Friday, January 16, 2009


Finally, McLaren have launched their car with which Lewis Hamilton will defend his title. And it looks stunning with the silver really standing out. The colour really hits you when you first look at it. It doesn't have that metallic finish like the Mp4-22 or Mp4-23 but it still looks good. It does look a bit matte as the pic show at Pitpass here, maybe it's just the angle.

For the Pitpass launch gallery, click here. The car doesn't have that "dolphin" nose anymore, it's quite big now and the way the front wing connects to the nose is pretty simple, I must admit. The way the Ferrari's front wing connects to the nose is much cooler. Toyota is quite common as it used to look a few years ago circa 2002, 2003.

And sadly, after many years as the face and spirit of McLaren, Ron Dennis has decided to step down as team principal to be replaced by martin Whitmarsh. I hope this does not jeopardise the McLaren strength to fight Ferrari.

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