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Video: McLaren's new F1 car roars into life!

McLaren have performed an initial fire-up of their new MCL36 ahead of the 2022 F1 season.

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McLaren's MCL36 is officially alive, as the team fired up the Mercedes power unit in the back of their 2022 car.

With F1 introducing vastly different technical regulations for 2022, there's plenty of anticipation for the new cars ahead of pre-season testing in Barcelona and Bahrain, before the campaign itself gets underway.

Launch season is yet to officially begin, with the earliest confirmed launch currently being Aston Martin's AMR22 on 10 February.

McLaren will follow suit just a day later, pulling the covers off the MCL36 on 11 February, but took the opportunity on Wednesday to perform a first fire-up of their new car at their Woking base.

Watched on by Zak Brown and Andreas Seidl as they gathered with the McLaren crew in one of the Woking race bays, the Mercedes engine fired into life as the team bosses beamed.

Check out the video below!

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