McLaren P1 makes cameo appearance

Last updated 10:26 01/02/2013
Jenson Button drives the camouflaged XP prototype version of the McLaren P1 to the unveiling of the company's 2013 Formula One challenging car.
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Jenson Button drives the camouflaged XP prototype version of the McLaren P1 to the unveiling of the company's 2013 Formula One challenging car.
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McLaren took the opportunity to wheel out its P1 Supercar this morning as part of the launch event for the company's 2013 Formula One challenger, the MP4-28.


Click on the top photo for more views of the McLaren P1's cameo appearance and to see the company's 2013 Formula One challenger.


Jenson Button, the 2009 world F1 champ, arrived at the MP4-28's unveiling in the camouflaged XP prototype version of the P1 while his McLaren teammate Sergio "Checo" Perez drove the McLaren-heritage orange coloured 12C Spider.

These two models joined a spectacular grid of racing cars showcasing the brand's history, and kicked off a year of 50th anniversary celebrations.

The parade brought to life a string of race- and championship-winning McLarens from across the decades, including 1970s M8D CanAm sportscar, Emerson Fittipaldi's iconic 1974 M23, Ayrton Senna's dominant 1988 MP4/4, the 1995 Le Mans-winning F1 GTR, Mika Hakkinen's MP4-13 car from 1998, and the most recent championship winning car to wear the McLaren badge, the MP4-23 from 2008.

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