McLaren unveil MP4-29
McLaren unveiled the Mercedes-powered MP4-29 Formula 1 car.
The Woking-based team hope that the striking car, which they describe as ‘a sensible and calculated response to the new regulations’, will return them to winning ways after a disappointing 2013 season in which they failed to score a podium for the first time since 1980.
The 2014 season will see McLaren pair a world champion with a rookie for the first time since they teamed Lewis Hamilton with Fernando Alonso in 2007.
Drivers Button and Magnussen will have their first chance to get behind the wheel of the MP4-29 at next week’s opening pre-season test in Jerez. Sporting director Sam Michael says it’s crucial that the new car shows good reliability in the Spanish session.