McLaren presents its 2014 F1 challenger
24 January 2014 – McLaren has become the first team to officially present its car for the 2014 F1 season. In an online launch on Friday, the MP4-29, which will be driven by Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, was revealed.
Although Force India and Williams released rendered previews earlier in the week, the Woking-based outfit gave the first true insight into what major design differences can be expected for the upcoming season.
As anticipated, the Woking-based outfit's latest machine features a prominent 'anteater nose', a controversial design trait brought on by the the nose height being reduced from 550mm to 185mm under the new ruleset.
With the team previously stating that a title sponsor would not be announced at the launch, the car was unveiled in a standard silver livery, with the chassis name emblazoned on the top of the cockpit, sidepods and rear wing.
The new campaign, which sees the introduction of turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 engines, will mark McLaren's final season with current supplier Mercedes. From 2015, the team will reunite with Honda in a works partnership.
Also on Friday:
- McLaren not making bold 2014 predictions
- Button motivated by new regulations
- Magnussen: Rule changes will help me