McLaren MP4-25 launch pictures

2010 F1 season

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

  1. GeeMac said on 29th January 2010, 12:35

    I’m surprised they have managed to sculpt the sidepods so much, I expected them to be a lot bulkier.

  2. Luke H said on 29th January 2010, 12:36

    Where’s the Santander logos? Interesting

  3. Mouse_Nightshirt said on 29th January 2010, 12:37

    The front nosecone sides are similar to the renault last year but they’ve hidden the horrif looking bits with cunning colouring…

  4. THOSE EXHAUSTS WILL HEAT THE TYRES UP A TREAT ON THE WARM UP LAP!! SUPER STARTS HERE WE COOOOME!!! :-);-):-);-):-)

  5. Stupid shark fins. Hated those ever since the first teams used them.

  6. Gusto said on 29th January 2010, 12:42

    Was glad to see Jenson almost clean shaved, Formula One is no place for beards, it looks so unprofesional.

    • GeeMac said on 29th January 2010, 12:45

      It’s McLaren policy to be clean shaven… that’s why DC went all stubbly when he went to Red Bull.

      • Gusto said on 29th January 2010, 13:03

        I remember J Vill with a beard, it just aint right lol

        • I think quite opposite – corporate culture is ruining Formula 1. F1 needs more charachters like James Hunt, not the perfect manequins for corporations.

          And while we are at beards I don’t think Heidfeld has shaven since he left Williams ;)

  7. I found the whole event extremely embarrassing. The questions to the drivers were good but Button and Hamilton kept looking at each other wondering if they were allowed to answer them. Cringe worthy.

    I don’t like the car either I think the Ferrari is much nicer but I do hope the car is fast as I want Lewis to do well.

    • Gusto said on 29th January 2010, 13:12

      I think Ferrari will struggle on the airflow over the monocoque(?).Long nose turbulence over said nose

      The car doesnt look as organic as the Mclaren….. The Mclaren looks like a…..Fish….. the Ferrari looks like…… a brick……. but they describe the Shuttle as the flying brick… it works but its not pretty.

  8. sainaa said on 29th January 2010, 12:55

    This is the ugggliest McLaren ever.

  9. John H said on 29th January 2010, 13:02

    Strange aero just underneath the nose going on there. Is it an air intake?

    • Looks like an extra central element splits the air flow, probably directing it to the side pods. That’s a clever idea and something the Ferrari doesn’t have. This appears to be a much more radical design all round.

  10. Charlie said on 29th January 2010, 13:12

    I remember last year when everyone was saying the 09 car looked beautiful … until they put it on a track lol…

    Beauty does not make speed. Good engineering does.

  11. First impressions are that it would great if it wasn’t for the shark fin/anvil engine cover.

  12. halifaxf1fan said on 29th January 2010, 13:43

    Nice looking car.

    Is this a Lewis Hamilton design? Has Mclaren released the tally of how many points of downforce Lewis found on this car?

  13. McLaren always looks stunning on launches while the surroundings around it are bright. On track it looks a lot darker boring gray.

    It would have looked fine it if wasn’t for the barn door they attached to the engine cover. I wonder how will it perform in the crosswind.

  14. Jenson has reverted back to his original colour scheme for his helmet, no sign of the Monster Energy drink logo.

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1324303

  15. Salut Gilles said on 29th January 2010, 14:19

    No RB5 nose? That’s a first.

    Maybe it’s there a little, but it’s hard to tell.

  16. CounterStrike said on 29th January 2010, 14:36

    Was Norbert Haug present at the launch?

    • Scribe said on 29th January 2010, 14:37

      Loosing his voice apparently.

      May have been a diplomatic illness but his voice was going at the Mercedes launch.

      • CounterStrike said on 29th January 2010, 15:08

        He’s actually a very very distant relative of mine :) But I’ve never gotten a chance to meet up.

        Whitmarsh was there at Stuttgart, wasn’t he? Such a nice gesture from Martin.

        Shame that the Mercedes personnel have completely ignored the unveiling.

        After all McLaren still caries their LOGOS.
        Irony here is that the Mercedes-Benz logos on the McLaren, both on the nose & the engine covering is far far better advertised than the ones on the original Silver Arrows, which get obscured by the hideous black :P

  17. Icthyes said on 29th January 2010, 14:39

    Wow! This design simply screams “aggressive”. Still Red Bull and Mercedes to come, but barring any surprises from other quarters, if RBR and Merc come out with stuff more similar to Ferrari’s, this gamble might just pay off for McLaren massively.

    And I hate to sound like a Ferrari-basher (you guys sure can get touchy when someone criticises the Scuderia), but it looks like McLaren have been a lot more innovative with their design.

    • Scribe said on 29th January 2010, 15:51

      Don’t tip toe around the tifosi they can handle themselves.

      I think your right though, if rumours are to be belived from the italian press about trouble in manerello, an B spec models etc, then Macca might just be in for a very good year.

      Still I Mercedes and Redbull are definately a threat, but if you ask me, engine trouble at Renault and a lack of continuity at Merc may fall into McLarens hands all the more.

  18. Dan Bigham said on 29th January 2010, 14:46

    who else has noticed the weird scoop/splitter under the front nose? From the frontal picture it looks silver and like a scoop but the other pictures seem to show it like a black splitter. any ideas?

    Also the front wing is extremely similar to the one Hamilton tested in practice at Valencia (i think it was?. He managed to damage an end piece going wide into the wall though i think and didn’t run it in the race…

  19. wasiF1 said on 29th January 2010, 15:09

    To me the main difference between Ferrari & McLaren is the engine cover apart from the aerodynamics.

  20. YeaMon said on 29th January 2010, 15:58

    Don’t really like the looks. The fin, nose, front wing, etc all look wrong. Can’t give any specifics but overall I like the ferrari better.

    I do hope it will be on pace, I’m all for having numerous cars with a chance of victory.

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