Tech notes: Analysing McLaren's MP4-27

Tech notes: Analysing McLaren's MP4-27

With McLaren becoming the first of the big players to reveal its 2012 challenger, AUTOSPORT takes a look at the technical thinking behind the car the Woking team hopes will return it to title glory

McLaren became the second Formula 1 team to unveil its car on Tuesday, when the covers came off the MP4-27 at its factory in Woking.

Although we have already caught our first glimpse of a 2012 machine through Caterham's renders in F1 Racing last week, there was much interest in the McLaren launch because it was going to be the first of the top teams to show us how the new rules affect the look of the cars.

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