McLaren MP4-26 launch, 2011

McLaren MP4-26 launch – first pictures

2011 F1 carsPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

McLaren MP4-26 launch, 2011

McLaren have launched their 2011 F1 car in Berlin. Here are the first pictures of the car.

McLaren staged an unusual launch in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz. Competition winners brought different pieces of the car and they were assembled together in front of the public and press.

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: “I think today’s innovative launch demonstrates the enthusiasm within Vodafone McLaren Mercedes to engage the general public; to show them that our sport is intense and exciting and that we’re very keen to showcase Formula 1 to the wider world.”

As well as featuring KERS and an adjustable rear wing, as permitted by the 2011 rules, the MP4-26 sports an unusual U-shaped sidepod arrangement. McLaren say the layout is to direct air to the rear of the car more efficiently.

McLaren will conduct a shakedown test with the car at the Idiada Proving Ground in Spain on Tuesday, before arriving at Jerez for the second F1 test two days later.

You can also view the McLaren MP4-26 in 3D on the team’s website.

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392 comments on “McLaren MP4-26 launch – first pictures”

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  1. WOW that’s one amazing car i hope lewis all the best this year i no he can do it not long till f1 starts again then the real competition will start i so cant wait im so in love with lewis hamilton id kiss him all night (i am a boy) he is so nice looking and so cute mmmm lovely he is my babe ooooo i cant wait he makes me so hard when he is goin around on the track i feel i need to ejaculate eerytime he revs his engine up mmmmmm swo fittt

  2. i dont like maclaren but ithink that it has a good car this year

  3. After barcelona testing, it looks more a shar pei than a grayhound….

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