McLaren was maybe the team that impressed us the most. If we remember, McLaren finished P4 on the Constructors’ Championship with 145 points and with a difference of 54 points between them and Renault (5th). Concerning to the Drivers’ Championship, McLaren drivers, Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris made an excellent season in which the Spaniard finished P6 with 96 points and the 20-year-old British driver finished P11 with 49 points. It was their debut season with McLaren for both drivers and they did an amazing job. Here is a summarize of the season of both McLaren drivers.
We are going to start with Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard had a terrible start of the season. He didn’t score any points in the first three races of 2019. Azerbaijan, Spain and Monaco were excellent races for him, in the first one he scored 6 points, in his home race he scored 4 and in Monaco he managed to finish P6 after Leclerc’s DNF. During the Canadian Grand Prix, Sainz didn’t get any points but in the next 5 races, he managed to score ¡40 points! But everything has an end and unfortunately, in none of the next 3 races scored points. Finally, Carlos was able to get into the top 10, 5 times out of the final 6 races and he achieved his first podium of his F1 career in Brazil. It worth mention that Carlos achieved P6 in the Drivers’ Championship by 1 point ahead of Pierre Gasly and 4 in front of Alex Albon.
Lando Norris made his way into Formula One this year after finishing P2 last year in Formula 2. In his first race in F1, he didn’t score any points but in the second one (Bahrain Grand Prix) he finished P6 after all the incidents that Vettel had. In comparison with his teammate, Lando was pretty inconsistent in his results and, therefore, some races he scored points but some others he didn’t. In the first seven races of the 2019 season (Australia, Bahrein, China, Azerbaijan, Spain, Monaco and Canada) he got 12 points (8 in Bahrain and 4 in Baku). The next 7 races (France, Austria, GB, Germany, Hungary, Spa and Monza) were a little bit better for him. In those GPs, he scored 13 points (2 in France, 8 in Austria, 2 in Hungary and 1 in Monza). Finally, the last 7 races (Singapore, Russia, Japan, Mexico, U.S, Brazil and Abu Dhabi) were the best ones for the British driver. In these dates, Lando scored 18 points (4 in Russia, 6 in COTA, 4 in Brazil and 4 in Abu Dhabi).