McLaren Media Centre Access – Mystery Message Needs Solving

On Thursday I applied for and was given access to the McLaren Media Centre. It’s like the Disney Vault of McLaren F1 media – photos, press releases and even video and audio categories, though there’s nothing in those yet. The images are fantastic and they’ve just added photos from the Bahrain Grand Prix, and as such I thought I’d post a few in this blog post.

The first is a view of Jenson Button’s helmets, with a mysterious message on the visor which reads:

CLR
FOR RAIN
?

Jenson Button's Helmet

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

So dear readers, help me solver the mystery of what that message means. Is it simply that a clear visor is used in rainy weather as opposed to a polarised visor in sunny weather or during night races with light glare? Or is it something completely different all together?

This next photo gives a great view of the McLaren garage that you don’t normally see from the TV cameras, and hours before they began filming by the looks of it.

McLaren Garage in Bahrain

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

Lewis Hamilton in his car, and racing on track in Bahrain.

Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren MP4-25

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

Jenson Button ready for action.

Waiting for the all clear

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

Lewis Hamilton gives a progress report to his engineers.

I could do with a bit more speed

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

Lewis and Jenson share a joke, or maybe they are reading all the Tweets we sent to them via @McLaren_eShop

Happy times

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

As a wannabe amateur photographer I’d love to get the opportunity to take these photos myself, but wouldn’t we all! So, leave a comment if you can help with the mystery visor message, or if you know what Lewis and Jenson could be laughing about!

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “McLaren Media Centre Access – Mystery Message Needs Solving

  1. Karatepam

    CLR for rain – means clear visor for rain but it could be chase Lewis round 🙂

  2. Dani

    Yep, I agree I think it means Clear for rain too!! =)

  3. JoeE

    Any chance theres a higer res of the f1gp01bah3676jensonincockpi.jpg image

    • Not in the McLaren’s media centre there isn’t. If you need one for press purposes you could try emailing them – I have a website pass, maybe a print media pass gets you access to higher resolution images?

      • JoeE

        Thanks for looking anyways, I find it really hard to get good HIGH Red images of Mclaren.

        I am a team member and get acess to some nice pics in the members section but again very low res

      • Have you tried getting media access for print?

      • ralph

        I wonder why mclaren does not give access to their website as compared to other teams? what’s the main reason?

      • They give access to their media centre – you just have to apply for access, which is understandable as the stuff they provide in there could be used by people for naughty activities! The rest of the website is free access.

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