Here’s the first picture (credit to Autosport) of the 2010 McLaren MP4-25. Note the significant aerodynamic changes from the MP4-24, pictured below. The new car features down swept side pods and a sharper nose (presumably to reduce drag) and a pronounced vertical stabilizer running from the airbox to the rear wing.
McLaren has high hopes for the MP4-25, after a disappointing season in 2009. Former world champion Lewis Hamilton was able to score only a single victory in last year’s car, and former teammate Heikki Kovalainen finished no higher than fourth. Hamilton’s new teammate, Jenson Button, comes to McLaren as the 2009 F1 champion, after a spectacular season with Brawn.