24 January 2014: McLaren has released photos of their actual MP4-29 2014 formula 1 racing car, unlike Williams and Force India who released computer generated images
The release however has been somewhat overshadowed by news that McLaren have poached Lotus team principal Eric Boullier.
The new McLaren MP4-29 continues the trend for "anteater" noses in Formula 1 this year
The team have chosen a front-nose design that features arching support pillars down to the front wing, which rules dictate must be 15cm narrower this year than in 2013.
The narrow front-nose section on the cars is a response to new rules that specify a lower nose, and teams' desires to keep the front of the car as clean as possible to enable them to allow more air to flow under the car, increasing downforce.
A series of changes to the chassis rules have also affected the aerodynamics at various points on the car.
Jonathan Neale, McLaren MD: "We've never had such significant new regulations before; reacting to them, and managing those changes, while still pushing the performance limits, has been an extremely tough job."
Sam Michael, Sporting Director: "We've made no secret of our disappointment at how the 2013 season turned out. The aim now is to get back to winning - that's what McLaren exists to do - but there's a certain amount of growth and regrowth that needs to take place before we return to a position where we can challenge for the world championship.
Full McLaren MP4-29 Technical Specification on McLaren website