At the McLaren launch on Friday

Hamilton and Kovalainen reveal the MP4-24 at last year's McLaren launch

Hamilton and Kovalainen reveal the MP4-24 at last year's McLaren launch

Of all the F1 car launches this year the McLaren launch on Friday is the one I’m most looking forward to.

Why? Because I’m going to be there – it’ll be the first F1 car launch I’ve attended.

I’ve had a talk to McLaren about what will happen on the day and wanted to get your thoughts on what you’re most interested in seeing from the event.

Anyone who struggled to find a live feed for the Mercedes livery launch yesterday will be glad to know McLaren are streaming their launch live – here’s the link for where the stream will be.

The stream will include coverage of the unveiling and of the press conference after the launch with Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Martin Whitmarsh, Jonathan Neale and Paddy Lowe.

There are many interesting changes at McLaren at the moment including their all-British, all-world champion driver line-up, the change of relationship with Mercedes and, of course, the new car.

But what are you most interested in finding out the team as they head into 2010? If you’ve got any suggestions for questions to the drivers or the top men at the team, let me know in the comments.

Oh, and I’ll keep an eye out for geej77 who won a place at the launch through the McLaren fan club – lucky thing!

A list of all confirmed launches, tests and every 2010 F1 Grand Prix session can be found on the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar

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77 comments on At the McLaren launch on Friday

  1. wasiF1 said on 27th January 2010, 8:48

    Will McLaren produce their own engine in the near future?

    How will be their relationship with Mercedes now?

  2. S Hughes said on 27th January 2010, 9:35

    I’m looking forward to this too. Shame Button will be there, but looking forward to Lewis’ interview.

    • ajokay said on 27th January 2010, 10:18

      It’s a shame Button will be there? At the launch of the car he will drive for this season… yes… that’s a right shame. /rollseyes

    • Someone needs to climb out of Lewis’s rear end, and I’m not talking about his car ;)

  3. Thandi said on 27th January 2010, 10:50

    Congrats Keith
    Well deserved. I am so jealous!

    Pls take as many pics of Lewis as possible. He’s such a cutie!

  4. If you get the opportunity to ask Whitmarsh about FOTA issues ask him why the powers that be in F1 keep referring to it as ‘The Show’ and does he realise how much some of us fans dislike it, also does he see a time when there will be no major rule changes for at least one season and end to gimmicks to try and spice up racing such as forcing drivers to pit.

    A light hearted question for the drivers would be how do they think they will do in the 2010 For Sure Championship.

  5. silv13 said on 27th January 2010, 14:36

    Is it true that Lewis has a new coach? What makes Adam Costanzo?

  6. DGR-F1 said on 27th January 2010, 16:54

    I am just waiting to see what livery the cars will carry now, and if they have anything apart from ‘powered by Mercedes’ on the body…..

  7. f1ar00 said on 27th January 2010, 17:20

    1. Since fuel consumption and efficiency is sooo important this year, please ask Paddy Lowe what properties do they monitor in their fuel flow sensors–volume or mass, etc. And what contributing factors do they monitor(temp, line pressure, viscosity, vapor pressures? Who is their fuel guru? The engineers will appreciate your question. It gives them a chance to spout out some nerd info.

    2. Would Jensen and Lewis ever consider sharing a suite to help save money and bond a bit more(assuming no WAGs along)?

    Keith, asking other-than-normal brain-dead journalist questions might afford you more access down the road.

  8. Gusto said on 27th January 2010, 19:21

    I would like to see whether this car is a millimetre example of what turns up on the 1st. And will beardy be rid of the beard.

  9. Nice one Keith. Call me strange but I just want to see this years car, and not be cheated by a silly fake mock-up that Mercedes embarrisingly produced…

  10. Peter Rippon said on 27th January 2010, 21:41

    Pleeeeeese a return to traditional McClaren Orange!! This will start the “äll McClaren” process, which when we get the engine will make for a really interesting situation with direct Ferrari comparisons.
    Keith if you see Max at the launch keep an eye out for his red tape measure!

  11. Dafizzner said on 28th January 2010, 16:00

    Ask them what its like to be so awesome…

  12. Josh D said on 28th January 2010, 21:16

    If u look on the website it looks like they have goen for quite a vigorous red bull horns thingy. It looks ghost like i think.

    Anyone agree?

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