McLaren to launch MP4-27 today

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Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton reveal the McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 in 2010

McLaren are set to launch their 2012 F1 car today. F1 Fanatic will have pictures of the car as soon as it appears.

McLaren are also broadcasting the launch live here. The launch is due to begin at 11am UK time.


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87 comments on McLaren to launch MP4-27 today

  1. MaroonJack (@maroonjack) said on 1st February 2012, 7:58

    Does anyone know anything about the guy who joined the Lotus management team (which by the way I wouldn’t call a “reshuffling”)? My Google Fu seems to be pretty weak today, as I can’t find any solid information about this Thomas Mayer.

    We know that Gerard Lopez, Eric Lux & Patrick Louis were born to be managers and CEO’s. They’re professional corporate aristocracy. The only person with some motorsport experience is Eric Boullier, an engineer. But who’s the new guy?

  2. mattj99 said on 1st February 2012, 9:08

    The McLaren unveiling is also live on Sky Sports News

  3. Zegga said on 1st February 2012, 10:06

    Still an hour to go and their sites already overloaded.

  4. Tayyib (@m0nzaman) said on 1st February 2012, 10:43

    Hey guys I just wanted to ask that when does the indycar season start and is it on tv in 2012 I know it was on sky on 2011 but they have not stated it on their website.

    • topdowntoedown (@topdowntoedown) said on 1st February 2012, 12:26

      It’s odd, isn’t it. They do online launches to save money, and save so much money that no-one can see. They might as well just not have a launch.

      Let’s be honest, I already know that next week, Alonso and Massa will trot out some puff about this year’s car being a departure from last year’s, Alonso’s hunger for his first title with the Scuderia and Domenicali saying that this could be the year everyone falls in love with Ferrari…

  5. socksolid (@socksolid) said on 1st February 2012, 11:02

    Looks like a classic F1 car launch on internet. Site dies because of traffic. Seems to happen every time when an F1 team wants to release something in internet…

    Kind of annoying.

  6. BBT (@bbt) said on 1st February 2012, 11:05

    Can’t get onto the Mclaren site :-(

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 1st February 2012, 18:14

    Absolute best of luck to Rubens, I hope it goes well for him over at Indy Car. I plan on tuning in this year, looks like I picked the right year.

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