And what if the calendar of car launches would follow the order ‘on track’? After Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, today is the uncovering day at the MTC, McLaren Technology Center: the new weapon of the ‘best of the rest’ is ready to be part of the competitive pack of cars that can profit of any happening at the front of the races.
Drivers’ line-up confirmed, with Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris both at their second year in the orange livery; both being comfortably confirmed in July, they will be managed by Zak Brown and from the Team Principal Andreas Seidl.
Carlos Sainz, #55:
Today is a big day for all of us! I’ve followed very closely the making of the MCL35 this winter and I know how much effort and passion we’ve put into it. Many may consider 2020 to be just a gap year between the old and the new regulations, a mere continuation of 2019 into 2021. However, at McLaren, we pushed the ‘reset’ button after the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi and we’ve worked extremely hard to try and improve every single detail of our car
Lando Norris, #4:
I think the MCL35 looks great with its updated livery – I think our fans will love it and I’m really excited to drive it for the first time. A lot of hard work and development have gone into this car from the design team, the engineers, the car build team and Carlos and myself, and it’s a special feeling to have been involved in its evolution
Andreas Seidl, Team Principal:
Today is another step on our journey. It is important not to be complacent, this will be a tough season. Nothing comes easy in Formula 1 and the competition at the head of the midfield will be intense. We have six days of testing to prepare for the start of the new season and Carlos, Lando and the whole team here at the MTC and at track are ready. We go again
Zak Brown, CEO:
I’m immensely proud of the entire team today. Last season we delivered what we set out to do – secure a hard-fought fourth in the Constructors’ Championship. Our positive on-track momentum and the renewed energy in the team has seen us grow our valued partner family and global fan base and we look forward to a hugely competitive season. While we are enjoying going racing again, we remain measured and focused, and all of us at McLaren keep pushing fearlessly forward