McLaren launches its 2012 F1 car
Ten things we now know about F1 in 2012 that we didn’t before the launch of the new McLaren MP4-27...
Posted: 02 Feb 2012
Don't expect this year's cars to be any slower than last year despite new rules that govern the position of the exhaust exits and the engine computer control maps that effectively ban blown diffusers. "Exhaust gases are basically thrust," says Tim Goss, engineering director. "Thrust makes cars go faster." Expect once again for the technology fight to be all about the back of the car.