McLaren is building up anticipation for the launch of its crucial new MP4-31 by teasing the sound of the Honda-powered machine.

In the wake of its worst F1 campaign in more than 30 years, McLaren will attempt to bounce back with its overhauled MP4-31, which will be revealed on Sunday 21st February, a day before it turns a wheel in pre-season F1 testing.

In readiness, McLaren has followed Ferrari's lead by teasing the sound of the car firing up in readiness - listen below...

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