Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

McLaren: Completely different MP4-28

Thursday 31st January 2013

Share:

McLaren: Completely different MP4-28

McLaren: Completely different MP4-28

McLaren took the covers off a "completely different" MP4-28 at their Technology Centre on Thursday.

After parading several past title winners out one by one, drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez then took the covers of the F1 car that McLaren are hoping will secure this year's crown.

As with last season the new car did not feature the stepped-nose of its rivals', rather it had a sleek slanted nose.

Similar in many other ways to its predecessor, Button says he is eager to get behind the wheel for the first time next Tuesday at Jerez.

"The winter has been long but enjoyable," said the Brit.

"But a Formula One driver wants to get back in a car and feel the speed again.

"It's been an exciting few weeks, building the car and finally seeing it as one late last night."

"It may look like last year's car, but under the skin it's completely different.

"That's why it's so exciting. They've changed enough to make a difference.

"You go into the season aiming to win the World Championship and thats's what we are doing."

Related Links
First pics of the MP4-28
Jense: MP4-28 is McLaren's best ever

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...