An MCL60 to get ahead

Of the MCL36 to the MCL60. “A special name for a special year,” he highlighted on his channels McLaren before presenting the new car for 2023. 60 years since the birth of the team created by bruce mclaren in 1963, one of the most successful in history, with eight constructors’ titles, the same as Mercedes already one of williams already eight of Ferrari. The “incredible” story of him was reviewed in a video before lifting the gray canvas that covered the car, Bruce’s legacy. A single-seater in which carbon black gains ground over papaya orange with touches of blue. “It’s beautiful, it looks good,” they agreed Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. In appearance, changes to the sidepods, nose and a slightly narrower rear than its predecessor.

The MCL60 was born with the idea of ​​continuing to get closer in terms of equipment to the current greats, Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari, and establishing Lando Norris, its theoretical number 1 driver, as an alternative. The podiums are a real possibility, six have been carried by the Briton since 2020 and another two were given by Carlos Sainz before heading to Ferrari. Victories are something else, but you have to be vigilant, as Ricciardo was at the 2021 Italian GP. Starting this season, Norris will be accompanied in the Woking garage by Oscar Piastri, after the latter parted ways with Alpine, with whom McLaren alternates the last two seasons the title of ‘best of the rest’. “This year’s driver line-up is extremely exciting as Lando, a smart and confident driver with excellent pace, is joined by one of the biggest emerging talents in motorsport with Oscar,” said Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing. . “This is my fifth year in Formula 1 and I hope to have a positive momentum,” said the garage veteran, while the rookie notes: “The time I spent in the factory and in the simulator has been pleasant and productive, and everyone on the team has been welcoming. I have adapted well and now I am fully focused on going out on track in Bahrain.”

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Leaving the middle class behind and storming the top floor of the grid will depend on the performance that the newly introduced MCL60 shows. Zak Brown predicts “a very strong future” and is “excited for a great year of racing and celebrating McLaren’s 60th anniversary”, while Andrea Stella, His new team manager, said that the objective is “to move up to the front positions of the grid”. How they will reach them will depend on how the MCL60 performs on tarmac: “We are aware that we have work to do for the 2023 season, but everyone in the team is fully focused and committed to making our 60th anniversary special. We are realistic, depending on the tests and the first race in Bahrain we will see the development”, Stella closed on the spot.

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