What McLaren tried to hide on its new F1 car

25 feb. 2021
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McLaren was so determined to keep certain parts of its new F1 car secret that it put old parts on for the MCL35M's launch, and then blacked out areas of the car entirely in a side-on picture from its shakedown at Silverstone. But based on the limited views of the side of the car from its first appearance on track, we've been able to recreate a much clearer image of the key parts it has been keeping a secret. We also take a look at some of the other things we've learned about the team's preparation for 2021 from its filming day running, and how it is getting to grips with its switch back to Mercedes engines.
What we've learned from McLaren's 2021 headstart
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  • Does having ‘ Splunk’ sticker on the car help top speed ?

  • Rumor has it Mclaren found Honda old "suggestion box" in the storage bin....no one could decide if they're getting clowned with this barge board configuration

    Dynamic SolutionDynamic SolutionAcum 17 Zile
  • Mclaren has been stupidly confused team, went from having an amazing Mercedes engine to Honda to Renault and now back with Mercedes

  • The complete quit concretely prick because pediatrician effectively educate pro a loutish suit. depressed, soft button

    claudiu ivaniucclaudiu ivaniucAcum 18 Zile
  • Danny didn't move to mclaren for the Christmas party. Now they have the Mercedes engine watch this team.

    stu Artstu ArtAcum 23 Zile
  • This ungainly mess of cavity-ridden bargeboards is exactly what happens when too many rules are thrown at a race series. There needs to be a complete revamp of F1 that focuses on outright engineering/technical innovation with no limits and maximum driver involvement.

    Steve N.Steve N.Acum 23 Zile
  • quarantine really got mclaren down bad too.

    orcholulorcholulAcum 24 Zile
  • Mercedes just leaned in.....

    Nelson ClubNelson ClubAcum 26 Zile
  • Yall thinking not white are yall ,coke 🤔

    john needyjohn needyAcum lună
  • Coca cola: be less white

    Jewbro AfrodudeJewbro AfrodudeAcum lună
  • Superb Energy 👏

    Daisy RobertsDaisy RobertsAcum lună
  • oh yea this is the sport where people care about what teams come in 4th 5th and 6th place i forgot.

    Where Is The ThumbnailWhere Is The ThumbnailAcum lună
  • I wonder why the Mclaren that appeared on track for filming doesn't have the "sexy bulge" the other 2021 Mercedes engine cars have? Apparently it houses some sort new powerful engine improvement presumably worth the aerodynamic losses the bulge would cause lol.

    Blakes SanctumBlakes SanctumAcum lună
  • The midfield will be amazing this year, Alpine, Mclaren, Aston Martin, Ferrari

    Nahuel ArbizaNahuel ArbizaAcum lună
  • at 6:44 wtf.

    311superfly311superflyAcum lună
  • does Riccardos head stick out THAT HIGH?

    311superfly311superflyAcum lună
  • Shame it couldn't hide that hideous livery with a totally different one.

    Andrew MeadowsAndrew MeadowsAcum lună
  • If they are hiding stuff I’m pleased as it indicates we are in for a competitive season. Don’t suppose Williams will bother, though.

    badgastein2badgastein2Acum lună
  • Interesting vid. Love that Mclaren hired a true pro to black out those barge boards

    hisSTORYhisSTORYAcum lună
  • This video just reinforced why I couldn't care less about F1

  • Their car will still suck and they will still not beat lewis or Mercedes

    matthew 2779matthew 2779Acum lună
  • The Mercedes Logo Was Hidden In This Car Every Mercedes Powered McLaren Always Has The Silver Arrows Logo

    louielouie95louielouie95Acum lună
  • The ill-informed shock postauricularly mess up because vacuum unknowingly tire pro a kaput process. available, lewd almanac

    Rad RhatRad RhatAcum lună
  • asdwegfwes.... anyways formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

    formulafanformulafanAcum lună
  • I'm so happy for the 2022 regs doing away with all this bargeboard flappery.

    On WheelsOn WheelsAcum lună
  • I just want to see shorter cars again. The increasingly stretched cars just look so awkward in terms of proportions. I get that if you can make the car narrower, you can reduce it's frontal surface area thus reducing drag but it's certainly one trend that I'd like to see reversed :/

    Apparently GodApparently GodAcum lună
  • The elderly tempo etiologically bare because battery normally drum with a amazing effect. one, low actor

    Fredrick GordonFredrick GordonAcum lună
  • Hehe, he said 'member' and 'flaps' hehe. The 'veins' are gonna make it work 'harder.' Hehe. 'Leakage' on the performance. Making it 'harder' by 'pulling' the air through. Hehe. No but seriously I'm a fan of Danny Boy and I think Norris is like a young Vettel, back when he was fast and happy, joking all the time. I'm praying this McLaren team up gives Danny Boy the car he needs to compete. If hd finishes his career without a ssingle WDC he'll be the greatest underachiever since Stirling Moss (Which btw is the best name ever.)

    Paddy McPaddy McAcum lună
  • Great 👍 vid ! Cheers 🥂

    Riki NewtonRiki NewtonAcum lună
  • Orange Mercedes

    daguzifydaguzifyAcum lună
  • Was the photo taken with an electron microscope?

    Mechanically CreativeMechanically CreativeAcum lună
  • Barge boards look absolute top tier 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩 so sad changes are delayed to 2022

    RiptideV10RiptideV10Acum lună
  • I say that's still too much aero being allowed. I don't care 1 bit that the cars are as fast as they are, I watch for the racing. When the car depends more on clean air than the drivers ability to actually drive, we're still going to get the same high speed parades that have happened the last several years.

    Joshua PowersJoshua PowersAcum lună
  • Can this season start already !!!!!!

    aussienscaleaussienscaleAcum lună
  • This is why F1sucks, millions on barge boards and other tech that is never of any use outside of this f1 car this year.

    Alaric AchosAlaric AchosAcum lună
  • So trying to hide it and then you come out to show all the other teams to help them prepare utter wankers

    Colin StottColin StottAcum lună
  • Clickbait ad about "the race" on random website: "scientists hate him"

    profix25loprofix25loAcum lună
  • Fantastic video. Subscribed! Well done

    Abdullah KhazaliAbdullah KhazaliAcum lună
  • "Disappointingly similar"?? Who was disappointed? I wasn't. I loved the little tweaks to the car's appearance. I hate when people make it sound like they're speaking for everyone.

    Eric HorchuckEric HorchuckAcum lună
  • Bargeboard analysis by someone who doesnt do aerodynamics is completely useless. You just cover up by saying: the new design will help seal the floor, and improve downforce. Wow we learned so much

    Forza GaryForza GaryAcum lună
  • These cars have ended up looking like an absolute mess.

    AndrewAndrewAcum lună
  • Instead of telling everyone just shut your mouth eh! Let them have some advantage for 1 race.. dicks!

    Andre marzAndre marzAcum lună
  • When a team does this, they aren't actually "launching" anything, now are they?

    Hose BHose BAcum lună
  • Love geeking out on these videos. No one else on ROworld goes into so much detail. Cheers.

    Edward DelderfieldEdward DelderfieldAcum lună
  • I actually prefer the look of the 2021 floor in genera, looks less bulky

    Sam SmithSam SmithAcum lună
  • POV your alpine racing team

    Tanush VyasTanush VyasAcum lună
  • too busy worrying about someone seeing there borge bards ,and didnt even notice someone spelt SPUNK wrong ,bloody idiots !

    kevghiamk2kevghiamk2Acum lună
  • THE RACE: *shows barge boards* Mclaren: *picks up a gun made in britain* Mclaren: you have chosen *D E A T H*

    miew gaming pro 12miew gaming pro 12Acum lună
  • well i'm sure it is a big relief for McLaren that your not angry about them not showing all kards in the first day, realy guys ?

    stefan keinhöferstefan keinhöferAcum lună
  • A presentation like this on Mercedes release would be excellent

    JackJackAcum lună
  • Mercedes clone?

    chillikoalachillikoalaAcum lună
  • "Less complicated"

    Mathew BeattieMathew BeattieAcum lună
  • Why make this video, they hide it for a reason🤦🏾‍♂️ imagine being a human

    Zip LocZip LocAcum lună
  • Hm Mac sponsored by *Woka Cola*

    Clive ClaphamClive ClaphamAcum lună
  • top contender? 🤔👽

    Adam LambertAdam LambertAcum lună
  • I still don't understand why they bother to have season XXXX car launches! What a waste of time. They should just stop trying to get us excited and then not showing us anything. This applies to all teams. Please stop this half-hearted nonsense and just show us the real thing when the season starts. Without 'The Race' analysis I wouldn't have seen anything from their launch.

    gizmoochigizmoochiAcum lună
  • Not a fan of Mclaern but do hope they’ve found form to battle the usual contenders.

    Michael GrantMichael GrantAcum lună
  • is Mclaren secret badge boards will effective boost aero peformance? need to proved at first race in Sakhir.

    Dunia Alat Berat ChannelDunia Alat Berat ChannelAcum lună
  • They won’t win a race this year anyway so why hide anything?

    Phil HillPhil HillAcum lună
  • That's it tell everyone! 😤😂

    Teo Vokes 03Teo Vokes 03Acum lună
  • your description of the red elements is incomplete because delta wings also cause air to travel outward

    alexander claytonalexander claytonAcum lună
  • Mclaren: HEHE BUWAIII🤣

    Clinton HalunajanClinton HalunajanAcum lună
  • What I learned from this video: No one at McLaren knows how to photoshop.

    Steve ABCDEFSteve ABCDEFAcum lună
    • YEAH ! and they also spelt SPUNK wrong ,....IDIOTS !

      kevghiamk2kevghiamk2Acum lună
  • Already look like a winner

    Alain BelangerAlain BelangerAcum lună
  • Enhance, magnify

    ZontarZontarAcum lună
  • Maybe they’re hiding a new livery too

    EshaanEshaanAcum lună
  • Am I the only one seeing flovis and some of these pictures and getting confused on what the f*** they're talking about

    jonlamontagnejonlamontagneAcum lună
  • Every one of those little fiddly-bits will come off at the first corner of the first lap, when someone decides the track just isn't wide enough, and rams into the side of the car on the outside.

    Tom MosherTom MosherAcum lună
  • The Race: Try to hide

    ChoopremoChoopremoAcum lună
  • I would love something like this for NASCAR. The cars look the same yes, but it isn’t a spec series! Obviously they have massive performance differences through the field and it can’t be all motor

    Coolbreeze0988Coolbreeze0988Acum lună
  • I really dislike Mclaren as a brand. Not hating, just don't like them especially the road cars..

    Mgm GranTTMgm GranTTAcum lună
  • Aston Martin probably paid THE RACE to take these photos, so they can copy McLaren.

    Varun GandhiVarun GandhiAcum lună
  • I wish they'd hide their virtue signalling

    D MurrayD MurrayAcum lună
  • The FIA should have banned the crazy looking barge boards. We fans would not care if the cars have less downforce.

    David BrownDavid BrownAcum lună
  • F1 is a soap opera.

    Swoon DronesSwoon DronesAcum lună
  • F corona!!!!

    Nermin OkanovicNermin OkanovicAcum lună
  • I feel like McLaren could be going for podiums regularly this season!

    Sina ManicSina ManicAcum lună
  • You know the best way to hide the car until testing? Launch it at testing (pretty much what Ferrari are doing)

    outlawrob316outlawrob316Acum lună
  • I hope you go into as much details on the Merc and Redbulls hidden details as you have with the McLaren. A bit biased if you dont

    G ThomsonG ThomsonAcum lună
  • How many years has to pass for people to realise these are livery launches and NOT car launches 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Alex CAlex CAcum lună
  • The complexity of F1 aero is truly astonishing, the barge boards in particular. They are so intricate that they look almost alien.

    KerathKerathAcum lună
  • I hope you go into as much detail with the other team's my friend. Especially, 'Tracing Point', aka AM.

    Jason LeeJason LeeAcum lună
  • I remember watching Lotus testing their F1 cars at their own track in Hethel back in the early70s . everything wide open and sometimes we were allowed right up to track side.

    Susan HendersonSusan HendersonAcum lună
  • F1 launches are pretty much a waste of time now unless just to show of a colour change.

    Ray DavisonRay DavisonAcum lună
  • If you’ve got it, don’t flaunt it.

    Stephen BoydStephen BoydAcum lună
  • I happen to think this MCL35M has a great chance this year of going up the rung one more place in the constructors. Reason is because they undoubtedly had a decent aero package in 2020 but mated with a Renault engine. Unlike the Honda to Renault switch promising a good chassis mated to a better engine turning into the realization that McLaren had a chassis problem alongside a Honda problem ... this time it seems to be different. They chassis department have stepped it up, invested in the right places, and now they have the best engine on the grid promising a more realistic step up this year. They may not even move up but this time Aston Martin and McLaren will have a proper British slugfest for 3rd (if Ferrari doesn't come through with that vaunted engine).

    Mohamed AbdinurMohamed AbdinurAcum lună
  • 1:19 Snapchat quality edit 🤣

    Dario 108Dario 108Acum lună
  • Other teams might watch and copy

    Not SkepticalNot SkepticalAcum lună
  • Aye bro if someone copies them it’s your fault

    BillyBillyAcum lună
  • MCL35M still sounds like a type of fax machine.

    ArsenicArsenicAcum lună
  • i wonder how many f1 team personnel are watching these types of videos

    DomDomAcum lună
  • Where’s all the negative and biased comment? Oh wait.. It’s not about Red Bull

    Joe FelonyJoe FelonyAcum lună
  • The Race: ENHANCE!!

    ArGaMerArGaMerAcum lună
  • If only F1 teams watched these videos

    NCS etc. Music VideosNCS etc. Music VideosAcum lună
  • Guys, stop being disappointed the Mclaren (and other cars) are too similar to last year. That was the whole point of 2021, freeze as much of the car development as possible to avoid a cost race that might make the smaller teams have to quit.

    Curious_CatCurious_CatAcum lună
  • I'd be lying if I said I understood half of what was said in this video. To me aero surfaces are just areas where witchcraft happens.

    Tom NorrisTom NorrisAcum lună
  • Are the steering wheels standardized? Or do they get designed by the teams?

    OriOriAcum lună
  • Smoke and mirrors kiddies. That blackout job is a bit too overt...

    Procat ProcatProcat ProcatAcum lună
  • @6:40 - The car goes from Neutral to first then seems to actually start moving in second gear. I suppose the starts are all electric so the awesome levels of torque can handle this or is something else going on ?

    phr taophr taoAcum lună
  • All very clever stuff - until the driver bounces over a kerb at the start of a race and it's all knocked off !

    phr taophr taoAcum lună