1995 McLaren unveiled

Launched in London's Science Museum, the car introduced as "Mansell's F1 McLaren Mercedes" has a high shovel-shaped nose with a low-slung front wing (a la Benetton). Behind the driver's cockpit the high bodywork has been retained. The ...

Launched in London's Science Museum, the car introduced as "Mansell's F1 McLaren Mercedes" has a high shovel-shaped nose with a low-slung front wing (a la Benetton).

Behind the driver's cockpit the high bodywork has been retained. The new regulations limiting the rear wings have been circumvented by use of a MID-WING mounted on top of the bodywork, half-way between the driver and the rear wings. Its width is about 3/4 of the width of the other wings, and features small wing end-plates.

Reminding this poster of a deformed version of the Red (and white) Baron's tri-wing, the car was said to be right on the limits of the rules. At the rear the radiator exits looked a bit like Ferrari's early-last-year's car air intakes.

In a TV interview Mansell commented "You know you look at it from the front and you think FLIP, you look at it from the side and it's even more impressive, so, er, [pause] and I won't tell you what the back looks like, hopefully a lot of people will be watching that."

Graeme. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Internet address: graeme@tasman.cc.utas.edu.au ----------------------------------------------------------------

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Series Formula 1
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren , Benetton