McLaren Launches New Car For 2011 Season

McLaren have formally unveiled the car they hope will rocket Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button into the Formula One title reckoning in 2011.

The team's English drivers were on hand as their new MP4-26 car was assembled part-by-part with the assist of competition winners in the center of the German capital Berlin.

McLaren have won just one world championship since 1998 and lagged behind Ferrari and Red Bull last year. But they are hoping a raft of new features on their car will boost them into the drivers' championship running.

The MP4-26 is packed with pioneering features to help with its aerodynamics, with an electronically adjustable rear-wing system and an all-new electric hybrid KERS system, to comply with this season's F1 rule changes.

"We've seen it in the wind channel quite a lot, but it looks even better full-size," Hamilton said on Formula One official website.

"So my aim for this year is to make sure that everything comes together in the best probable way and that, like last year, I'm able to fight for the title right down to the final race."
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