MAKING HISTORY: McLaren is set to reveal its new 2015 F1 car on Jan 29. Above is a teaser sketch shown in a teaser video posted online. Image: YouTube
LONDON, England - McLaren seems to be in line to be the next team to a preview of its 2015 Formula 1 car.
Williams has revealed an image of its new car, the Mercedes-powered FW37, on the cover of the latest edition of British magazine F1 Racing. McLaren's hint about the shape of its now Honda-powered MP4-30, meanwhile, is much more subtle.
It is in the form of a video released by the team entitled "A New Era Begins". It shows a child sketching a white and red F1 car.
At the bottom of his sketch is a detailed outline of a modern F1 nose, in the style of the non-anteater shape of the title-winning Mercedes design.
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Minardi, in a release issued by former F1 team owner and boss Gian Carlo Minardi, referred to "rumours" of an "amazing and futuristic car" being prepared by McLaren-Honda for 2015. Minardi said: "There is talk of a completely new chassis and a lot of innovation."
Team boss Eric Boullier, however, acknowledged that tracking down Mercedes' huge advantage in the first season would be a tough task for McLaren-Honda.
"It's going to be difficult to beat Mercedes," he told Britain's Sky, "but we will try."