Following a very strong start to the 2019 season by Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, McLaren have announced an unchanged line-up for next year. The Spaniard and Brit sit 7th and 8th in the Drivers’ Championship respectively, with McLaren currently in a strong 4th place in the Constructors’ Championship. They’re showing signs of returning towards the sharp end of the grid.
Andreas Seidl, McLaren’s Team Principal said:
“Today’s announcement provides the team with the continuity to keep pushing forward. The performance of both Carlos and Lando have been a key part of the team’s progress. Their feedback has enabled our engineers to develop the MCL34 and look ahead to the MCL35. Carlos has played a key role in developing the car using his experience, while Lando has got up to speed with the demands of Formula 1 incredibly quickly and is growing in confidence every weekend. This is welcome news for the whole McLaren team and we look forward to continuing our partnership together.”
Zak Brown, McLaren’s CEO added:
“I’m delighted we’re able to announce our 2020 driver line-up ahead of the team’s home race at the British Grand Prix this weekend. Both Carlos and Lando are proving themselves as racers and are integral to our path to recovery. They have made a real contribution to the positive momentum and morale within the team, both at the track and back at the factory. The reception they’ve received from our fans has been outstanding and they are superb ambassadors for the McLaren brand, personifying our Fearlessly Forward mentality.”
Looking forward to another year with this great team. Congrats @LandoNorris on the renewal! // Con ganas de un año más en este gran equipo. Felicidades Lando por la renovación! 💪🏼💪🏼@McLarenF1 @EG00 #carlo55ainz pic.twitter.com/LvqmwqDyhe— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) July 9, 2019