The 2015 McLaren Honda Is A Throwback To When F1 Cars Weren't Hideous

After over 20 years, McLaren Honda is back. This is the MP4-30, the 2015 car that's getting one of the most successful partnerships in F1 back together.

There's only so much you can get from these images so I'll outline what to look for:

  • oh man the livery
  • oh man it says Honda on the side for real
  • oh man McLaren Honda is back

Actually, there are a few interesting things to note. The first is that Fernando Alonso is joining Jenson Button to drive the car (though you already knew that). The second is that the penis nose is gone in favor of a long, low front. The third is that seriously it says Honda! McLaren-Honda is back!

The great ScarbsF1 managed to extract some pieces of information out of these four press-release images, which is much more than I can discern. It appears that the layout is largely similar to last year's car, only with the new nose and a much cleaner, simpler, rear end.

Here is the painfully backwards-looking launch video from McLaren.

I can't wait to see this thing in action.