McLaren MP4/24 revealed – pictures and video (2009 F1 car launches)

Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen reveal the McLaren MP4/24

Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen reveal the McLaren MP4/24

McLaren has shown off its 2009 F1 car, the MP4/24, with which Lewis Hamilton will be looking to defend his 2008 world championship.

Pictures and video of the new McLaren launched at the McLaren Technology Centre below.

Mclaren MP4-24 launch video

Thanks Becken!

McLaren is the third F1 team to reveal its 2009 F1 car. See pictures of the new Ferrari and Toyota below:

Images (C), Daimler

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63 comments on McLaren MP4/24 revealed – pictures and video (2009 F1 car launches)

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  1. mattclinch said on 16th January 2009, 12:33

    one sexy, slippery looking car. thats going to be quick.

  2. Very, very nice… The MP4/24 will again be the best looking car on the Grid. Well done guys, and good luck for the season.

  3. If you look at the pictures on I really like the pictures of the exhaust. Its been incorporated into the body, make the body look really smooth, but i think it is the better looking than both Toyota and Ferarri!

  4. Adrian said on 16th January 2009, 12:38

    Those sidepods openings look very interesting. I wonder how soon we’ll see some flow conditioners in the positions Ferrari and Toyota have added them..??

    Very much prefer the lower nose of this car the raised ones of the F60 and TF109…

  5. What a lovely looking car. I thought the toyota was nice yesterday, but this Mclaren is even better. Just have to see how it performs on the track next week now.

  6. the best looking car in that rear wing :)
    Ron Dennis stepping down :( the end of an era?

  7. I wonder if Martin will do a good job as team principal

  8. Best looking car of the ones lauched so far.

  9. Adrian said on 16th January 2009, 13:04

    I think Ron will have the same involvement in McLaren’s F1 Team that Di Montezemolo has in Ferrari’s….

  10. F1’s undergoing so many changes recently. As much as I have never liked Ron, I can respect him for having built a successful team.

    Hate to admit it, but the new McLaren does look rather nice – in some ways nicer than the Ferrari. We’ll just have to see how it races!

  11. Stealthman said on 16th January 2009, 13:09

    Easily the best-looking 2009 car so far. Love it! :D

  12. Good stuff…

    • McLaren should release more photos. I’ve had a look at their site and there’s not much there which is a poor show really…

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 16th January 2009, 23:40

      They have released a few more, all of which are above. More are expected on Saturday when they started testing the car in Portugal.

  13. A good-looking car for sure, but I really like the front wing of toyota, it’s radical. Also there are no sidepods like these in the mirrors of ferrari and toyota, maybe mclaren missed this point…I also notice a new engine cover design, it’s like a moderate solution between shark-fin and the classic engine cover.

  14. Great car. Looks amazing. What a shame Ron is to step down as team principle. I’ve been facinated by how he runs the team since I was young. Been as much a fan of Ron Dennis as I am of the whole McLaren F1 team. Won’t feel right seeing him at every race.

    However, it seemed like this was bound to happen. His wonder kid superstar gives him one last Drivers Champion, and he moves on. Still sucks.

    As for the new McLaren, once again it will effortlessly be the sexiest car on the grid.

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