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) www.mclaren.com, Daimler

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

  1. MacademiaNut said on 17th January 2009, 11:34

    I absolutely love the exhaust integrated into the body. Great design. +1 for McLaren.

    The front wing looks a bit crude due to the support for the different layers at the edges. Ferrari, however, has a much cleaner design. +1 for Ferrari.
    Can someone comment on where exactly the adjustable front wing would be? McLaren design seems to have been pretty fixed — can’t see the movable part from the pics.

    The rear-view mirrors on the Ferrari is a definite stand-out. But, it is not clear if it will suffer from severe vibration during the race (last year’s races showed significant vibrations of their sidepods).

  2. Derek said on 17th January 2009, 11:35

    I agree it looks nice. The exhausts in particular look good, as long as they do not overheat like Ferrari’s did early last season. Do the tyres look narrower this year in addition to being slicks? I’m sad to hear that Ron is stepping down as Team principal but he is leaving that responsibility in good hands with Martin Whitmarsh, and I’m sure he’ll be keeping a close eye on things in the background. Finally is the Kers system on this car now?

  3. really nice! it seems to have a muscular flow in style and some great little design touches, that is quite contrasting to the toyota or ferrari. i love the wings, front and rear… hopefully there won’t be any need for any more dotted all over! but i will say, is it just me, or does the suspension (particular front) look really over engineered and not particular elegant or aerodynamic? im sure it is! it just doesnt look like it! good luck for the new season lads!

  4. Darren said on 19th January 2009, 19:59

    What a fantastic looking car… cant wait for the start of this season!!

  5. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd January 2009, 22:16

    I’ve uploaded some new pictures from the launch and new studio pictures showing the car in greater detail.

  6. matias said on 6th February 2009, 1:45

    MCLAREN number one forever!

  7. steph said on 6th February 2009, 18:04

    viva mclaren!!! it’s time to kick ferrari ass!!!
    nice color choice…
    Mclaren still no.1 in the world

    • I am sorry, but more 1st places count more that points and Philippe really deserved the championship. Look at the bad luck he sustained last season and be reasonable. He deserved the championship and is not a ‘prima donna’ who seriously upset a two times world champion when just an F1 rookie!

  8. Gusf1 said on 26th March 2009, 19:16

    Surely the best 2009 car looking.

  9. BRASIL Power said on 27th March 2009, 15:02

    2009 is Massa’s year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Scribe said on 17th February 2010, 23:45

    Just look at Haug and Dennis faces, makes you wonder if they know it’s nearly the worst car on the grid at this stage.
    I mean yeah it looks awesome, AND IS THAT YOU STEPH???!!

    A supporter of McLarens, no way! Acidentally ended up here but thats crazy.

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