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McLaren announce launch date for 2016 car

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McLaren will launch its 2016 contender, the MP4-31, on February 21st, the team has announced.

The team’s new car will be launched on the day before testing begins at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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  • 19 comments on “McLaren announce launch date for 2016 car”

    1. At least you don’t need to spam social media in silly quantities to be able to be a part of this launch…

      1. What do you have to do as a member of the public to attend this launch?

        1. (a) Sell your soul to Ron Dennis; and
          (b) Complete a PhD in Ronspeak from the McLaren Institute of Advanced Communications.

          1. I’d rather spam twitter.

    2. I really hope they can improve this year.

    3. Fingers crossed they remember to put a livery on this time!

      1. That’s the one thing you can guarantee they won’t do @bookoi

    4. Every year I get excited. Every year I think it looks fast. And now every year I get sad at Melbourne.

      1. The Blade Runner (@)
        18th January 2016, 16:42

        Soooo true! :(

      2. Ha ha as a Ferrari fan I have the same feeling every Australian Grand Prix for the last 7 or 8 years.

        1. Sviatoslav (@)
          19th January 2016, 9:59

          Well, you must be happy now, because Ferrari promised to fight for the championship this year. Oh, wait…

          PS: I do not believe in McLaren. I have just read an interview with Boullier, about all the stuff they corrected, how they organize the team, etc. But I still do not buy it. Maybe, it’s better to be pessimistic and then to be completely wrong.

    5. Oooh, I’ve been waiting for the car launches – I tend to leave them on at work and keep an eye on them, it always feels like the ‘proper’ start to the F1 year once we’ve seen some new cars.

      I’m hoping for some radical change, if not in bodywork at least in paintjob. Maybe the white and (rocket) red will make a return. In terms of paintjobs – not a dig at McLaren, just a general comment as it’d be nice to see some standout designs which make the cars look more distinct from each other. As for McLaren – I hope some of the niggles have been worked out with the PU and we see some podiums this year.

      Dan.

    6. Look forward to seeing the car that’s gonna give Manor and Haas a run for their money

      1. Sounds about right. I sure would love to see the McLaren in red and white this year. (and with more power) It is almost painful to watch 2 world champions limp around the track.

    7. MP4-30 is the most beautiful 2016 car. Too bad they changed the nose and ruined it. I hope MP4-31 will have a better nose.

    8. Can their cars get any blander? Knowing Mclaren; the answer’s ‘Yes.’

    9. Finally, McLaren are first in something… :D

    10. But when will their 2016 PU be launched ?

    11. Oh,a new GP2 challenger is coming

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