McLaren unveils 2013 F1 car

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren has just taken the wraps off its new MP4-28. For the time being they’ve only published a selection of pics from the launch itself. With any luck there’ll be some clean studio images soon showing the car in a better light.

We do have for you a copy of the car’s press pack, available below in PDF form.

We can tell you the MP4-28 is visually very similar to its predecessor, however we’re told it’s a very different car under the skin. Interestingly, the MP4-28 does feature a stepped nose, but it’s hidden beneath a “vanity panel”.

“The MP4-28 isn’t merely a refinement of last year’s seven-race-winning car, it’s a deep and sweeping re-design of an already successful chassis in several key areas—most notably around the nose and front suspension, the sidepod profiles and the rear bodywork,” the official team statement reads.

Of course, as well as a new car, McLaren has a new driver pairing for 2013, with 23-year-old Mexican Sergio Perez to race alongside Jenson Button.

UPDATE: Three new studio images added below.

UPDATE #2: Think the MP4-28 looks just like last year’s car, then watch the new video added below with some great analysis from Peter Winsdor and Craig Scarborough.

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28

[Video: f1fanatic]

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