Zak Brown sets date for McLaren’s revival in F1


The executive director of the team of the pilot Lando Norris sets a year of improvement for the car that has disappointed so much in recent seasons of Formula 1

In the competitive world of Formula 1, reconstruction and strategic change are often the antidote to competitive dry spells. Zak Brown, director of McLaren, has given fans of the British team a glimmer of hope by declaring that can expect significant results in 2025.

This occurs after the team has completed a recent restructuring with the arrival of new signings to the team. So, McLaren He started the year with a car at a developmental disadvantage compared to the other teams, and reacted by sacking technical director James Key. Instead, he opted for a technical commission divided into three departments.

Norris and Piastri great expectation of Zak Brown for Mclaren

The three technical directors a bold move for McLaren

The composition of this commission was finalized on Tuesday when McLaren announced that it had hired Rob Marshall, coming from Red Bull, as one of the three technical directors along with Peter Prodromou and David Sánchez. Both Sánchez and Marshall will not set foot on the MTC until January, as the former will serve out his gardening leave at Ferrari, while Marshall will continue in his role as director of engineering at Red Bull until the end of the 2023 season.

That is why, according to Brown’s forecasts, It won’t be until 2025 when the team will start challenging again for the victories. “I think we will have everything we need for the 2025 season,” Brown told the Evening Standard. What do you need? Two great drivers, we think we have them (Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri). The right structure, we think we have it. You need the right people, we’ve identified that and are continuing to hire.

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The changes in the team with James Key out, David Sánchez in

It’s been a while since McLaren’s last F1 victory and since they won back-to-back Grands Prix. Brown has been in charge since 2016, but the team is currently at one of the lowest points of his tenure, with the MCL60 struggling to perform. Brown admitted that breaking away from the established trio of Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull is tough, but recalled that “it’s not like we’ve never done it before.”

“I think we’ll have everything we need, so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t,” he said. “But we cannot underestimate the challenge. Think of Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull, incredible teams that have planned everything for years. “Breaking that is hard, beating that is even harder, but we’ll have everything they’ll have and we’ll play with the same bat.”


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