McLaren Launch MP4-25

McLaren today launched their 2010 title contender in the shape of the MP4-25 at Vodafone’s Newbury headquarters to an audience of press plus a live feed streaming to the world.

With the all-british line-up of Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and reserve driver Gary Paffett the Woking-based team are looking to regain the drivers and constructors championships once again this year.

“It was Alexander Graham Bell who said preparation is key to success and we have prepared for this season more comprehensively than ever before,” said team boss Martin Whitmarsh.

“As team principal I am honoured to represent this great team, but I am one small part of a group of dedicated and fantastic people.

“A great team and a competitive car can only succeed with the best drivers. Neither of our drivers need much of an introduction because between them they have won the past two world championships. We are thrilled this year to have Lewis and Jenson represent the team on track. Both drivers are winners and they want to win this year.

“Every year of F1 racing throws up a unique set of regulation challenges, and 2010 is no exception. We have designed a car that exploits the double diffuser concept.

“We look forward to an exciting championship with many new and notable faces and at least one older one. We remain proud partners of Mercedes-Benz, but we must be at our best to beat the works team.

“Our goal is clear and we aim to win.”