Honda & McLaren 2014 Formula 1

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Mr.NSX, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Pezzarinho17

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    I think this is what they were going for...
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  2. Roger the Horse

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    The front now looks like gentleman scaffolding. That is all I can say.
     
  3. Nessy

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    The McLaren logos (top down view) remind me a bit of Super Aguri.
     
  4. GTPorsche

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    Something's not quite right with it.

    I don't know... maybe it needs more McLaren logos... :idea:
     
  5. SVPSkins

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  6. NFSCARBON1

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    The stripe and chevron on the nose look odd. Get rid of the stripe and either leave the chevron where it is or put it at the tip.

    I do think white is the way they should go though!
     
  7. RACECAR

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    While I dig the graphite, I have to agree about the additional stripe. Its no longer cohesive and just breaks up any sense of continuity with the nose stripe. It also highlights the
     
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  8. Cap'n Jack

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    All it really needs now is a fedora to replace the 'T' camera.


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  9. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    The double nose effect?


    Can someone photoshop a few more of those sections to the nose?
     
  10. prisonermonkeys

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    Me, too. It just looks completely out of place and unnecessary.

    And the number is impossible to distinguish, too.
     
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  11. Pupik

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    The Post-Maldonado Effect

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    John Barnard MP4/1B throwback design
     
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  12. prisonermonkeys

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    Here's what she looks like in action:

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  13. mikeerfol

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    And here it is with red flow-viz!

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  14. 05XR8

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    The top "swoosh", it looks like where the driver would sit in the MP4/4
     
  15. prisonermonkeys

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    ARR Grand Prix have also adopted the new McLaren look in GP2:

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  16. Furi

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    That Actually works. If current F1 cars didn't look so much like squashed vacuum cleaners the livery would work more.
     
  17. Legro

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    Wonder, if they will change their kart livery to resemble that in the future.
     
  18. catamount39

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    Wait, are ART a junior Mclaren team? Or do they just have connections?

    And I thought they just had a Mclaren GT3 because they liked it. :p
     
  19. mikeerfol

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    Ι'm not 100% sure but I think sort of, yes. I believe Vandoorne's teammate is a Honda driver as well?
     
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  20. GTPorsche

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    Vandoorne is McLaren, Matsu****a is Honda.
     
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  21. RACECAR

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    To a degree, kind of. It is afterall the very same team Lewis Hamilton drove for prior to debuting in F1 for McLaren.
     
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  22. SagarisGTB

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    ART, the organization, certainly isn't. Their GP3 and DTM programs are their own and Mercedes supported respectively. But McLaren and Honda have bought ART's GP2 seats last year and this year, so their GP2 outfit has indeed become a de facto McHonda junior team for the time being.
     
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  23. Aloha62_2

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    God that looks awful, the higher 'swoosh' on the nose just looks like an appalling copy and paste error.
     
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  24. prisonermonkeys

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    It does indeed. I can't find any decent pictures of the MP4-30 in action - weird - but I have found this one of Vandoorne, which will have to do for now:

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  25. Bram Turismo

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    Stoffel is doing great in GP2! I really hope he will be the one to replace Button at Mclaren.
     
  26. Legro

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    I have a feeling, that both McLaren drivers retire after this season, so there's always a chance.
     
  27. prisonermonkeys

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    Alonso is on a three-year deal.
     
  28. SVPSkins

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    Seems to of worked improving things in some way, just hope they can prove more and be upfront before the end of the season.
     
  29. 05XR8

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    Doesn't feel like much of a team. Even when Ferrari had Berger and Alesi, there was still some kind of optimism. I'm happy enough Honda aren't battling for 20th place.
     
  30. GTPorsche

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    They'd have to be running GP3 pace to be that slow...
     
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