F1 2018: Meet the new, orange McLaren-Renault MCL33

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Yesterday saw the launch of the new Mercedes and Ferrari cars – and we’ll have some more analysis on those later – but today saw the reveal of McLaren’s latest car, the MCL33. The first car of the new McLaren-Renault partnership, the MCL33 carries the hopes of double-world champion Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne.

The car also comes with great expectations, because for the last few years McLaren have claimed to have a great chassis, but one let down by an underpowered Honda engine. For the last few seasons we’ve seen the Renault do great things in the back of a Red Bull, and that means there’ll be no excuse for McLaren this year.

As for the car? Due to a lack of sponsors, McLaren had the scope to listen to fans and bring back a classic Papaya orange livery – and it looks fantastic. If anything, the new design apes that of Alonso’s Indycar last year, but that’s no bad thing.

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https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/features/car-culture/f1-formula-one-season-dates-cars-and-drivers/

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