McLaren MP4-25 launch pictures

2010 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Button and Hamilton reveal the McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25
Button and Hamilton reveal the McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25

McLaren has launched its 2010 challenger, the MP4-25.

The MP4-25 was officially presented at the headquarters of title sponsor Vodafone, with Lewis Hamilton joined by new team mate Jenson Button.

Some images of the MP4-25 leaked online ahead of its official launch. Here are studio photographs of the car and pictures from the launch.

McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 launch

McLaren MP4-25 launch pictures

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141 comments on “McLaren MP4-25 launch pictures”

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  1. I think it will blow ferrari away

    1. CounterStrike
      29th January 2010, 11:45

      No it won’t. It’ll annihilate them ;)

        1. K, please don’t get upset about people ridicularizing Ferrari here. I’ve given up a while ago (back when mp4-19b was here), and my quality of life improved =P

          No matter what you say, they won’t listen, anyway, and Ferrari is the devil while McLaren is the Almighty God, even when Ferrari is advocating changes that would favour McLaren too…

          1. I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of Mercedes and Schuey bashing as well… especially if they do well

          2. I’m not upset, I just find it funny that people are so quick to say these things.

            Ferrari is probably my favourite team but I’m not a hardcore Tifosi, I don’t really mind if they loose.

          3. Hey i am totally agree with u. They called Ferrari a cheat but they forget that it is Mclaren who stole the Ferrari’s design, did chetting in races (hamilton let passes Trulli) even have some penalti for cheating and fined 100 million.

            Ferrari’s design is working very well and its is a very strong car

          4. ridicularizing? That’s not even a real word

      1. It looks like an RB5/Brawn Hybrid.
        The Brawn sidepods, Redbull nose and
        engine cover, and Ferrari’s rear wing!
        They should have tried to continue to evolve their own car instead of copying others.
        I think they got it wrong anyway, it looks too
        heavy in the mid-section.

        1. Nothing at all like the brawn side pods. They are square for christs sake!! I cant see how this is a copy of anything tbh. Mclaren should have asked you….they spent all the time and money and you could have told them it is wrong by just looking at a few pictures!

          1. CounterStrike
            29th January 2010, 15:35

            Stig, I have to admit that ice car you made beats all competition mate. :) Really marvelous engine cover design. Reminded my of the 89,90,91 Mclaren engine covers.

            Could you post a link to the pic? The forum’s dead at the moment.

          2. CounterStrike
            29th January 2010, 15:36

            And I bet you could have even made this complex Shark fin!

          3. Sorry Mate, I didn’t mean to get under your skin, I was just trying to prove a point to the previous posters by repeating some of the ridiculous comments made about a red car yesterday. Of course those comments weren’t ridiculous though they were the truth, and
            mine are ridiculous.

        2. It looks craptastic!

          It would win the award of ugliest car I have seen in a while….

    2. I think that McLaren has launched a dummy car with the fin covering the engine, so that Ferrari says “my gosh, this is what we have not thought about” and they start working on their version of it.
      When Ferrari gets to Bahrain they will find that their car is 1 second a lap slower because of the fin. This is something that McLaren already knew this past month of October, after computer simulations.
      McLaren will unveil a new aero package in Bahrain, with a conventional engine cover among other things, and be really fast.

      Ron has sharpened his wit after years of dealing with Bernie and Max.
      By the time Ferrari finds out about the trick, it will be June

      1. Actually at one point Hamilton said they don’t always present the same chassis at the launch they take to test – but on this occasion they did. The same car that was on the stage yesterday will be pounding around Valencia on Monday.

      2. that comment just about sums up the views on this site. I doubt any of you have even been to a race let alone seen a n F1 car in the flesh.

        ‘Ron’, my friend, has nothing to do with F1 and hasn’t for the past two years.

        All we need to do now is keep our ridicules comments to ourselves and watch the red cars win the championship again.

        Remember, It is better to remain quiet and be thought of as a fool that to open your mouths and have it confirmed

        1. So you must be some kind of pro then Rog. Well done!

  2. CounterStrike
    29th January 2010, 11:43

    Funny how the shark fin bisects Voda Fone on the rear wing. They could have done a better job of the front nosecone section.

    Thanx for the pics Keith.

    1. Huh, could you clarify that statement.

      From below the front wing it looks much less agressive then it does from the top.

      So radical top nose, tried and tested undernose? What would you have them do?

    2. If that fin is attached to the wing like i think it is it’s going to significantly reduce the amount of airflow over the wing.

  3. What an incredible looking car. If it goes as well as it looks it will be unbeatable!

  4. Great looking car!!!

  5. Have you noticed the inner wheel fairing with brake duct an winglet, is this on any other car?

    1. Last year that started cropping up all over the place. The brake ducts have become a fully aerodynamically active area under the new regulations

      1. but the way it overlaps the inner sidewall hasn`t been seen before?, I stand to be corrected

        1. This will create a massive low pressure diff between the out an inside of the wheel, the duct is there just to transport the air travelling in away

          1. me thinks restarts an safety car could be fatel for them brakes

          2. Doh, Air travelling out away!

  6. And the no photos rear end

    1. CounterStrike
      29th January 2010, 11:56

      haha :D love the description on the triple/quadruple decker diffuser covering :P

      1. Its been speculated that quadruple diffuser and maybe even triples don’t work as well as doubles, the concept doesn’t follow as well there. Can’t wait for the damn things to be banned.

    2. I noticed that too… Looks interesting doesn’t it? :D

  7. the rear fin is more like a tadpole tail and less like a drywall partion between airflows

  8. Hey Keith, any comparo pics bet’n this, the ferrari and the mclaren 09 ???would help .. thanks.

  9. do you guys think ferrari is sandbagging by saying they working on b version or you guys seriously think they have crap coming to them? is 2009 the downfall for ferrari for years to come. the turning point?

    1. CounterStrike
      29th January 2010, 12:02

      I don’t think they were sandbagging. Every one last year were banging about McLaren doing the same, but see what they turned out to be, a pig I would say.

      I think ferrari are well past their glory days.

      Welcome back the dark years of 1979-2000.

    2. If Ferrari built a b-spec, wouldn’t that be circumventing the resource restriction agreement? Surely it would?!

      Would they shake it down at a Friday practice like Minardi did, or Campos plan to (allegedly). No is the answer. Not going to update it at all during the season, are you? Yeah right.

      In my mind, if Ferrari build a b-spec in this “era”, they’re betraying FOTA’s agreement on resources, and the saddest part is that it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if they did. They tend to play buddies for as long as it suits them before heading to the piggy bank, (or Ross’ old drinking buddy, for example) in my opinion. The minute they’re in deep doodoo, they jump ship to protect the brand. That’s what they do, and stuff the rest, though they’re certainly not Robinson Crusoe in that department – making this comment relevant to the thread, if you catch my drift.

      Frankly, I don’t like the look of this McLaren (much less than the Ferrari, in fact). I’ll even make a statement of opinion (and only opinion) – it actually looks slow….

  10. It looks like the hungry beast.
    Far better than ferrari.
    What’s abt diffuser?

  11. That really is a breathtaking car

  12. Holy Moses ! spectacular — the best looking Mclaren ever.
    The unique vision of Ron taken forward as a sleek elegant spaceship.

  13. Even though MP4-25 looks good, but Ferrari’s 2010 is stunning.

    [Apologies to all UK fans who are supporting all U.K based team- McLaren]

    1. I agree the Ferrari is better, the white wings make it.

    2. I agree the Ferrari is better, the white wings make it so. That said the #mp4/24 looks smart.

  14. Guys..this is indeed a glaring radical design – a ‘change’ phenomenon!
    In my own candid opinion, the designers had one thing in mind right from the drawing board – FLY…baby FLY!!!

    1. I would beg to differ, the designers have taken the design perfection of nature, it looks like a slippy eel, an a angry at it!

      1. Design perfection of nature? eel? It just looks like an F1 car dude

    2. That’s my opinion, please keep yours ?
      Please leave this site and never come back. Moderators ! Moderators ! I am calling but there appears to be no life out there in cyberspace ?

      1. wot are you going on about?

  15. the title is ours baby

    1. Beautiful cars never won any titles… Williams’ current form is a proof of that

      1. Its Hammer time
        29th January 2010, 12:37

        Do you work for Williams? This is one beautiful and as martin brundle says: A beautiful car is normally a fast one.

        1. It think you’ve got it the wrong way round – a fast car is, by definition, beautiful.

          1. Brawn was rank.

            Actually the car looked ok, the colour scheme was naff though

  16. Interesting to see that the diffuser has been covered up on the Mclaren.

    1. yeah cause they haven’t developed it yet. still just a blank. He He. jokes

      1. It will be a Fish Tail lol.

  17. It looks spectacular!

  18. Have they lengthened the wheelbase compared to the 09 car.

    1. Yes, all the cars will have longer wheelbases this year to accomodate the larger fuel tanks.

      1. YEs, good to see his old helmet livery coming out again!

  19. Button’s gone back to his Union Flag helmet colours:

    Excellent. Looks smart.

  20. Could you do a side by side comparison of the 2009 MclAren and the new one and also a comparison between the 2010 Mclaren and 2010 Ferrari as they seem so different.


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