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McLaren MP4-26 exhausts design in Photos

The new McLaren said the U-shaped sidepod front was try to get more airflow to the rear wing, thereby rising aerodynamic downforce. And the other features include, a long flat high nose, a novel engine cover design, which includes two air inlets. Plus, the front wing features a series of very dramatic shapes. Although, the car unveiled today featured a more standard exhaust system than expected, after there was speak that the new McLaren would feature an innovative exhaust design similar to that of the new Lotus Renault GP car launched in Valencia earlier this week.
A detailed shot of the McLaren MP4-26 exhaust and diffuser

McLaren MP4-26 U-shaped sidepod © McLaren



2011 McLaren MP4-26 exhaust exits at the back and blows over the diffuser



2011 McLaren MP4-26 exhaust exits at the back and blows over the diffuser

Talking about the MP4-26 design Martin Whitmarsh added: “The MP4-26 is the result of an incredible amount of hard work, innovative thinking and dynamic teamwork. Under the leadership of Paddy Lowe [technical director], Tim Goss [director of engineering] and Neil Oatley [director of design and development programmes], our design department is more integrated than ever: in fact, I’m particularly proud of the contributions made by our project engineers, many of whom have taken on leadership roles for the very first time and who have worked so well together to create this very striking and individual-looking car.”

McLaren MP4-26 © McLaren

McLaren MP4-26 U-shaped sidepod © McLaren
Whitmarsh is now hoping that the MP4-26 can build on the tremendous record the team holds in Formula 1, but added that Formula One “is so unpredictable and finely pitched at the moment that it’s impossible accurately to forecast the state of play until the season starts next month. That’s a tantalising prospect for Formula 1’s many millions of existing fans – and, I hope, something that will attract many millions more by the end of what looks set to be an absolutely fantastic year.”
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ also announced today that test driver, Gary Paffett will shake down the new MP4-26 during a private session at the Idiada Proving Ground in Spain on Tuesday before the team begins track testing at the Circuito de Jerez on the 10th February.

McLaren MP4-26 n © McLaren

McLaren MP4-26  © McLaren

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