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    F1 Friday with new and old McLarens and Ferraris, and new Toyota Yaris WRC ...

    With the first official Formula 1 test quickly approaching, the class of 2015 is being released in quick succession. One of the most highly anticipated 2015 cars was certainly the McLaren MP4-30 Honda, which marks a return of the successful partnership. The first Honda-engined McLaren in over two decades, the new machine also marks a change in design philosophy and with Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button at the wheel, the MP4-30 could bring McLaren back to the winner's circle for the first time since 2012. To mark the return of the McLaren Honda combination, we have also taken a detailed look at two of the partnership's World Championship winning cars; the V10-engined McLaren MP4/5 and MP4/5B.
    Today, Ferrari revealed the SF15-T, which will be a crucial car for the Italian team after last year's disastrous season. Judging from the looks alone, it certainly is a vast improvement. Time will only tell if the gap to the dominant Mercedes-Benz team is bridged. They shook down their new W06 Hybrid yesterday but will not officially launch the car until Sunday. The only other team using Ferrari's engine this season will be Sauber and they also unveiled their new C34 today. The dramatic new livery is the result of signing Felipe Nasr, who has substantial Banco do Brasil backing.
    To underline Ferrari's uninterrupted commitment to Formula 1, we have also taken a closer look at the unique Ferrari 340 F1, which was used during the sport's very first season. An interim model, it helped develop the 375 F1, which would clinch Ferrari's very first World Championship victories in 1951. Following a spell in South America, the one-off 340 F1 has been in Dutch ownership for over three decades.
    Amidst all the F1 news, the most important to hit our desk today is the confirmation of the strong rumour that Toyota will return to the World Rally Championship in 2017. The car to be used will be this Yaris WRC, which will be further developed over the next two years by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG).

    Enjoy the links:

    2015 Ferrari SF15-T - Images, Specifications and Information

    1950 Ferrari 340 F1 - Images, Specifications and Information

    2015 Mercedes-Benz W06 Hybrid - Images, Specifications and Information

    2015 Sauber C34 Ferrari - Images, Specifications and Information

    2017 Toyota Yaris WRC - Images, Specifications and Information

    2015 McLaren MP4-30 Honda - Images, Specifications and Information

    1990 McLaren MP4/5B Honda - Images, Specifications and Information

    1989 McLaren MP4/5 Honda - Images, Specifications and Information

    2015 Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant - Images, Specifications and Information
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    It would have been rather amusing if, after McLaren revealed the MP4-30, Ferrari had revealed the F4-58.
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    That would've actually been rather brilliant.

    On the other hand, why use car which will be replaced in 2018 to enter rallying in 2017?
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    Cos they'll just drape a new body over this one for 2018?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    That would've actually been rather brilliant.

    On the other hand, why use car which will be replaced in 2018 to enter rallying in 2017?
    Because race car?

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