What McLaren tried to hide on its new F1 car

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.
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  1. Green Goat

    Green Goat

    4 dagen geleden

    The more advanced we get the more alien our shit looks

  2. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    8 dagen geleden




    14 dagen geleden

    Does having ‘ Splunk’ sticker on the car help top speed ?

  4. Dynamic Solution

    Dynamic Solution

    28 dagen geleden

    Rumor has it Mclaren found Honda old "suggestion box" in the storage one could decide if they're getting clowned with this barge board configuration



    28 dagen geleden

    Mclaren has been stupidly confused team, went from having an amazing Mercedes engine to Honda to Renault and now back with Mercedes

  6. claudiu ivaniuc

    claudiu ivaniuc

    29 dagen geleden

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

  7. stu Art

    stu Art

    Maand geleden

    Danny didn't move to mclaren for the Christmas party. Now they have the Mercedes engine watch this team.

  8. Steve N.

    Steve N.

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    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.

  9. orcholul


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    quarantine really got mclaren down bad too.

  10. Nelson Club

    Nelson Club

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    Mercedes just leaned in.....

  11. john needy

    john needy

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    Yall thinking not white are yall ,coke 🤔

  12. Sha'naynay Dela Quintifa

    Sha'naynay Dela Quintifa

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    Coca cola: be less white

  13. Daisy Roberts

    Daisy Roberts

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    Superb Energy 👏

  14. Where Is The Thumbnail

    Where Is The Thumbnail

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

  15. Blakes Sanctum

    Blakes Sanctum

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    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.

  16. Nahuel Arbiza

    Nahuel Arbiza

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    The midfield will be amazing this year, Alpine, Mclaren, Aston Martin, Ferrari

  17. 311superfly


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    at 6:44 wtf.

  18. 311superfly


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    does Riccardos head stick out THAT HIGH?

  19. Andrew Meadows

    Andrew Meadows

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    Shame it couldn't hide that hideous livery with a totally different one.

  20. badgastein2


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    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.

  21. hisSTORY


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

  22. SLYDIT


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

  23. matthew 2779

    matthew 2779

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

  24. louielouie95


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    The Mercedes Logo Was Hidden In This Car Every Mercedes Powered McLaren Always Has The Silver Arrows Logo

  25. Rad Rhat

    Rad Rhat

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

  26. formulafan


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

  27. On Wheels

    On Wheels

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

  28. Apparently God

    Apparently God

    Maand geleden

    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 :/

  29. Fredrick Gordon

    Fredrick Gordon

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    The elderly tempo etiologically bare because battery normally drum with a amazing effect. one, low actor

  30. Paddy Mc

    Paddy Mc

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    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.)

  31. Riki Newton

    Riki Newton

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    Great 👍 vid ! Cheers 🥂

  32. daguzify


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    Orange Mercedes

  33. Mechanically Creative

    Mechanically Creative

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    Was the photo taken with an electron microscope?

  34. RiptideV10


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    Barge boards look absolute top tier 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩 so sad changes are delayed to 2022

  35. Joshua Powers

    Joshua Powers

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    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.

  36. aussienscale


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    Can this season start already !!!!!!

  37. Alaric Achos

    Alaric Achos

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

  38. Colin Stott

    Colin Stott

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

  39. profix25lo


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    Clickbait ad about "the race" on random website: "scientists hate him"

  40. Abdullah Khazali

    Abdullah Khazali

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    Fantastic video. Subscribed! Well done

  41. Eric Horchuck

    Eric Horchuck

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    "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.

  42. Forza Gary

    Forza Gary

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    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

  43. Andrew


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    These cars have ended up looking like an absolute mess.

  44. Andre marz

    Andre marz

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

  45. Hose B

    Hose B

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    When a team does this, they aren't actually "launching" anything, now are they?

  46. Edward Delderfield

    Edward Delderfield

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    Love geeking out on these videos. No one else on NLcameras goes into so much detail. Cheers.

  47. Sam Smith

    Sam Smith

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    I actually prefer the look of the 2021 floor in genera, looks less bulky

  48. Tanush Vyas

    Tanush Vyas

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    POV your alpine racing team

  49. kevghiamk2


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

  50. miew gaming pro 12

    miew gaming pro 12

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

  51. stefan keinhöfer

    stefan keinhöfer

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    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 ?

  52. Jack


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    A presentation like this on Mercedes release would be excellent

  53. chillikoala


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    Mercedes clone?

  54. Mathew Beattie

    Mathew Beattie

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    "Less complicated"

  55. Zip Loc

    Zip Loc

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    Why make this video, they hide it for a reason🤦🏾‍♂️ imagine being a human

  56. Clive Clapham

    Clive Clapham

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    Hm Mac sponsored by *Woka Cola*

  57. Adam Lambert

    Adam Lambert

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    top contender? 🤔👽

  58. gizmoochi


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    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.

  59. Michael Grant

    Michael Grant

    Maand geleden

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

  60. Dunia Alat Berat Channel

    Dunia Alat Berat Channel

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

  61. Phil Hill

    Phil Hill

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    They won’t win a race this year anyway so why hide anything?

  62. Teo Vokes 03

    Teo Vokes 03

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    That's it tell everyone! 😤😂

  63. alexander clayton

    alexander clayton

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    your description of the red elements is incomplete because delta wings also cause air to travel outward

  64. Clinton Halunajan

    Clinton Halunajan

    Maand geleden

    Mclaren: HEHE BUWAIII🤣

  65. Steve ABCDEF

    Steve ABCDEF

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    What I learned from this video: No one at McLaren knows how to photoshop.

    • kevghiamk2


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      YEAH ! and they also spelt SPUNK wrong ,....IDIOTS !

  66. Alain Belanger

    Alain Belanger

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    Already look like a winner

  67. Zontar


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    Enhance, magnify

  68. Eshaan


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    Maybe they’re hiding a new livery too

  69. jonlamontagne


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

  70. Tom Mosher

    Tom Mosher

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    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.

  71. Choopremo


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    The Race: Try to hide

  72. Coolbreeze0988


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    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

  73. Mgm GranTT

    Mgm GranTT

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

  74. Varun Gandhi

    Varun Gandhi

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    Aston Martin probably paid THE RACE to take these photos, so they can copy McLaren.

  75. D Murray

    D Murray

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    I wish they'd hide their virtue signalling

  76. David Brown

    David Brown

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

  77. Swoon Drones

    Swoon Drones

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    F1 is a soap opera.

  78. Nermin Okanovic

    Nermin Okanovic

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    F corona!!!!

  79. Sina Manic

    Sina Manic

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    I feel like McLaren could be going for podiums regularly this season!

  80. outlawrob316


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

  81. G Thomson

    G Thomson

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    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

  82. Alex C

    Alex C

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    How many years has to pass for people to realise these are livery launches and NOT car launches 🤷🏻‍♂️

  83. Kerath


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

  84. Jason Lee

    Jason Lee

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

  85. Susan Henderson

    Susan Henderson

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    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.

  86. Ray Davison

    Ray Davison

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    F1 launches are pretty much a waste of time now unless just to show of a colour change.

  87. Stephen Boyd

    Stephen Boyd

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    If you’ve got it, don’t flaunt it.

  88. Mohamed Abdinur

    Mohamed Abdinur

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    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).

  89. Dario 108

    Dario 108

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    1:19 Snapchat quality edit 🤣

  90. Not Skeptical

    Not Skeptical

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    Other teams might watch and copy

  91. Billy


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    Aye bro if someone copies them it’s your fault

  92. Arsenic


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    MCL35M still sounds like a type of fax machine.

  93. Dom


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

  94. Joe Felony

    Joe Felony

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

  95. ArGaMer


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    The Race: ENHANCE!!

  96. NCS etc. Music Videos

    NCS etc. Music Videos

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    If only F1 teams watched these videos

  97. Curious_Cat


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    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.

  98. Tom Norris

    Tom Norris

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    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.

  99. Ori


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    Are the steering wheels standardized? Or do they get designed by the teams?

  100. Procat Procat

    Procat Procat

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