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McLaren MP4-29 2014 F1 car revealed

McLaren Automotive has revealed its iteration of the controversial new 2014 F1 layout with its McLaren MP4-29 Formula One car. At the same time, Eric Boullier has been enlisted as the new team boss. Boullier was the Lotus team manager last year.

McLaren MP4-29 2014 F1-Jenson Button

As you can see, the McLaren MP4-29 uses a split nose layout, as opposed to the trunk-like layout adopted by Ferrari, or the pointed design adopted by other teams.

The FIA has enforced new aero rules for the 2014 season. All teams must lower the nose of their vehicles. Teams have enjoyed a high nose for the past few years as it helps to create downforce. However, there is a safety hazard present.

Last year, teams were told to lower the nose which resulted in an awkward step being used which was later covered by a special vanity panel. Now, teams have had to lower the nose even more resulting in some interesting layouts, to say the least.

Back to the MP4-29, the new car features a distinct silver and black colour scheme, with a predominately silver body and black aero elements. The cars will be driven by Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Jim

    hmmm not Sergio… Kevin Magnussen is the new driver for 2014

    • Brett Davis

      Thanks Jim. Fixed.