McLaren Will Reveal its New F1 Race Car on Feb. 13

2023 McLaren F1
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McLaren is getting ready to unveil its new 2023 McLaren F1 car for the coming racing season.

Set to be called the MCL37, the 2023 McLaren F1 car will be released on February 13, the same day Aston Martin’s 2023 car, the AMR23, is unveiled.

It will be the first official event showcasing McLaren’s new driver line-up for 2023 featuring 2021 Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri along with Lando Norris – both of whom will drive the Mercedes-powered machine.

Piastri was signed to the team after Daniel Ricciardo was dropped from the roster a year before his contract was scheduled to end.

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The new car will be unveiled at the live event by the drivers and Andrea Stella, the new McLaren team principal who took over last month when Andreas Seidl left for Sauber.

“Piastri will spend his rookie season alongside Norris, who goes into his fifth F1 campaign looking to build on an impressive year in 2022 that saw him finish seventh in the standings,” according to the Motorsport website. “Norris was the only driver outside of Ferrari, Red Bull, and Mercedes to score a podium finish all season.”

The launch will be broadcast online at 5 pm local time for the event, which will be held at the McLaren Technology Center in Woking, England.

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Set your alarms! The McLaren F1 launch will be broadcasted live online at 5pm local time. | McLaren

This is the third year that Mercedes will team with McLaren as the power supplier. The partnership has spawned one win and five other podium finishes since it began in 2021. Their previous partnership from 1995 to 2014 delivered a whopping 78 wins, including a constructors’ title and world championship titles.

Alex Palou, the IndyCar champion in 2021, will serve as the team’s reserve driver for 2023.

However, Palou’s IndyCar campaign with Chip Ganassi Racing will be his priority for 2023, according to media reports. But he will remain available to McLaren on four race weekends before his season ends and he is free to join the team for the final leg of the McLaren F1 calendar in Asia and the Americas, according to media reports.

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Have racing dreams of your own?

The 1,055-hp McLaren Speedtail is a hypercar like no other on the market today – just like you can expect the 2023 McLaren F1 to be.

And not just because it’s the only production car in the world that reaches a searing speed of 250 mph. 

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The Speedtail is McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT and the fastest McLaren to date. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Hernan Ruiz

The Speedtail also shares the cockpit layout of the most iconic McLaren road car of them all – the F1 – with a similar centered driving position flanked by two rear passenger seats. And it shares the F1’s ability to travel a mile in 15 seconds. 

But the Speedtail is its own unique modern hypercar – oozing with advanced tech charisma. Think of it as velocity comes to life – a gleaming carbon-fiber jewel with a 200-mph slipstream. Designed by famed McLaren Automotive design chief Rob Melville, the designer behind the F1, the Speedtail’s exterior shape allows air to flow smoothly over and under every inch of its surface. 

Even the windshield curves in a single piece from the cowl to the middle of the roof. Similarly, bodywork runs from door to door and front to back without a single seam. The Speedtail is, in fact, a seamless, timeless dream machine for your epic life, with an engine you feel deep in your bones as you surge toward that horizon. It’s the car – and the experience – that they’ll be talking about for generations.

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McLaren Speedtail. Street -legal track thrill and speed. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Hernan Ruiz

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Here’s everything you need to know about owning a Speedtail.

  1. It’s powerful. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 and the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – along with the Speedtail’s suspension (among other things) make this a profound machine built for speed. The V-8 provides just 70 percent of the McLaren Speedtail’s motive power, the rest coming from an axial flux electric motor fed by the most power-dense battery ever fitted to any road car. It’s so powerful that you need to take it to the track to drive it legally in the United States.
  2. High-Tech Everything. In the high-tech, everything Speedtail is more digital than the original F1s. The electrically adjustable steering wheel, paddles, and digital dash are right in front of you. A screen that controls the phone and the Bowers & Wilkins audio system is just to the right; to the left is a screen for navigation and climate.
  3. Expect Drama. The overall length of the Speedtail has been increased by 23.3 inches, mostly behind the rear wheels thanks to a dramatic taper of the tail.
  4. Airflow is the Name of the Game. The front wheels of the McLaren Speedtail have fixed carbon-fiber covers to optimize the airflow along the bodysides. The wheelbase has been extended 2.3 inches.
  5. A Special Car. Only 106 examples will be built, with about a third of them going to the U.S. market. Why 106? That’s the number of F1s McLaren sold between 1992 and 1998. Used examples of the F1 now can command up to $20 million.
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      Expect power, drama, high tech, and luxury from the McLaren Speedtail. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Hernan Ruiz

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