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

Images ?? www.mclaren.com

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141 comments on McLaren MP4-25 launch pictures

  1. James said on 29th January 2010, 12:11

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

  2. GeeMac said on 29th January 2010, 12:12

    It looks spectacular!

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

  4. ajokay said on 29th January 2010, 12:26

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

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=144162&catID=4673

    Excellent. Looks smart.

  5. Paul Steele said on 29th January 2010, 12:33

    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.

    Thanks

  6. 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.

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

    Where’s the Santander logos? Interesting

  8. 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…

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

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

  11. 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 ;)

  12. 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.

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

    This is the ugggliest McLaren ever.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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