Technical analysis: McLaren MP4-30

Technical analysis: McLaren MP4-30

The first car of the new McLaren-Honda era was eagerly anticipated, and the first shots didn't disappoint. CRAIG SCARBOROUGH analyses the new design from Woking

The McLaren-Honda MP4-30 was the most anticipated of the 2015 Formula 1 cars, and its launch did not disappoint - with the design clearly different from both the '14 McLaren and all the other new cars unveiled so far.

It has benefited from Honda designing a bespoke power unit for McLaren's requirements and its aerodynamics being developed over the winter by ex-Red Bull aero chief Peter Prodromou, resulting in a far tidier rear end packaging and a (so far) unique long nose to meet the revised regulations.

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