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In pics: Lewis Hamilton unveils new car

Lewis Hamilton (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton helped unveil the new McLaren car he hopes to race all the way to a second world title.

Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen unveil the new McLaren MP4-24 (Photo by David Davies/PA Wire.)

He unwrapped the new Mercedes-powered MP4-24 with his team-mate Heikki Kovalainen.

The car

This year lots of the rules of F1 have changed, so the McLaren car has been specially designed to meet all the new requirements.

Lewis Hamilton (Photo by David Davies/PA Wire)

Hamilton seemed really happy with the new car. He said: "The car looks beautiful and it's great to see the final outcome."

Lewis Hamilton with his team mates (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

"This is now my third season and I've got my targets. I want the title again," the 24-year-old added.

Ferrari Brazilian driver Felipe Massa (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

But this man, Felipe Massa, is standing in his way - last year he was only one point behind Hamilton in the championship!

 Brazilian driver Felipe Massa (L) and Finland's driver Kimi Raikkonen

The Brazilian driver unveiled his new car earlier this week, and F1 boss Bernie Eccleston reckons it's Massa's turn to take the top title.