The Team McLaren Mercedes MP4-20 Formula One auto took to the track surprisingly on the 24th of January at the Circuit de Catalunya, outside Barcelona, Spain, where consistent driver Kimi Raikkonen took to the wheel.
The introduction of the group’s 2005 challenger demonstrated a plan that had been vigorously impacted by noteworthy modifications to both the wearing and specialized directions that administer Formula One in four key regions: motor life expectancy, impediments on tire utilize, optimal design and race end of the week arrange especially to qualify.
The streamlined adjustments prompted to the most obvious contrasts on the auto, to the plan of the suspension, which was only created in the outline office and wind burrow offices at the McLaren Technology Center. These incorporate the raising of the front wing by 50mm, limiting the tallness of the diffuser to 125mm and bringing the back wing bundle forward by 150mm.
The outline of the MP4-20 has been intensely impacted by critical modifications to both the donning and specialized directions that represent Formula One in four key ranges: motor life expectancy, confinements on tire utilize, streamlined features and race end of the week arrange especially to qualify.
The amendments made a fascinating test for our plan group under Adrian Newey, Mike Coughlan and Neil Oatley, and the outcome is an auto that looks very unique in relation to a year ago. Mercedes-Ilmor on the motor side needs to adapt to comparable specialized and timescale challenges.”
“With the controls, especially on the streamlined side, being set relatively late bringing about considerably harder and more committed work from all individuals from the group to get MP4-20 on track today. This has seen positive coordinated effort with all our Technology Partners, especially Michelin in adjusting to the broadened utilize necessities of tires for the coming season, when they need to last the whole race separate,” McLaren Racing’s Technical Director Adrian Newey said. “The spec for MP4-20 was set in May 2004 and this saw the begin of wind passage work at the McLaren Technology Center. The timescales have been testing however that is all part of the energy of Formula One.”
|Configuration||Mercedes-Benz FO 110R V10|
|Location||Mid, longitudinally mounted|
|Construction||alloy block and head|
|Displacement||3,000 cc / 183.1 cu in|
|Valvetrain||4 valves / cylinder, DOHC|
|Fuel feed||Fuel Injection|
|Chassis||carbon composite monocoque|
|Suspension (fr/r)||double wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bar and damper|
|Steering||rack-and-pinion, power assisted|
|Brakes||carbon discs, all-round|
|Gearbox||paddle-operated 7 speed Sequential|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Weight||600 kilo / 1,323 lbs|