The team presented yesterday the car for the new season
The year 2019 ended in the best possible way for McLaren, at least if we take into account the “hell” and disaster that came after a few chaotic years without being able to give Honda a car in conditions and vice versa with responsibilities distributed almost 50% . The year ended as the fourth best team, added a good number of points that meant more funds for the “box” and good performances regained the confidence of the sponsors, who had left the car “stripped” and with battered finances. At least in the Formula 1 division.
The British structure presented the 2020 car and did so with the aim of not facing the campaign as a year of transition pending the important regulatory change of 2021, but with the intention of fighting to climb the podium. This is the first car designed (and with enough time) by James Key, the outstanding disciple of Adrian Newey (the creator of the innovative Red Bull who now also win races with the Honda power unit …) and is expected to return to Be a competitive chassis. It will also be Renault’s last year as an engine supplier, since next year McLaren will return to the Mercedes blocks. The presentation act, simple and broadcast live by “streamig”, was held at the Woking team’s premises and showed a car with news in the most important parts of the car, especially in relation to the rear area that is very innovative. Another thing is that it works well from next Wednesday at the start of the preseason in the circuit of Catalonia. The MCL35, as the 2020 car is called, also presents new sponsors, especially the main one, British American Tobacco, one of the strongest tobacco companies in the world that wants to “promote” its vaping products to return to this competition as it does Phillips Morris (Marlboro) with his electronic cigarettes at Ferrari.
Carlos Sainz from Madrid is again the starting driver with Lando Norris: «I really like the car, I think the new matte finish and all the work that has been done on it, makes it more beautiful and seems tighter, It looks more slender, the better, ”he said. About his partner, he said that “we have managed to develop a good relationship between us and also a good working relationship between the whole team. It has been many hours and there is a lot of work behind this car, and I have the feeling that everything goes better if you work as a team. We had good times last year and we want to continue this year, ”he said. The top manager, Zak Brown, said he wanted to see the new car on the track: “It is always nice to see the season begin and check that the work of hundreds of workers is ready. And I give credit to our two drivers, McLaren is a great team, ”he said.