Earlier this week, McLaren unveiled their new car for the 2012 season and it seems to have made a good impression with the teams two British drivers. Jenson Button has admitted that he finds the car quite beautiful, while he expects many teams to have ugly looking cars this season. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton talked about some of the reasoning behind the design of the new car in regard to some of the rule changes.
Button explained, "This is a beautiful car - many you will see will not be. There are some good rule changes giving the engineers and aerodynamicists something to really think about. Everyone seems positive, we will see how it is when we get out on to the track."
Hamilton added, "The back of the car is much neater, it's much tighter. The focus was on getting it as tight as possible for aerodynamics. It's about dropping drag and we have tried to get as much downforce back as possible with the banning of the blown diffuser.” The Formula One season gets underway on March 16 for the Australian Grand Prix, which will take place on Sunday, March 18.