McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has stated emphatically that the team’s name will not disappear from Formula 1.
Lando Norris’s podium finish in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix proved McLaren have a competitive car, says team principal Andreas Seidl.
McLaren believe their poor pre-season test in Bahrain made their car look less competitive than it is, having performed better since.
Lando Norris took fifth place in Melbourne despite having to do severe lifting and coasting over the final three laps, while his team mate was told to hold position.
Lando Norris is under no illusions that his fourth place on the grid in Australia shows McLaren have solved their problems with their car.
McLaren’s troubled start to the season in Bahrain was put into perspective by Lando Norris, who revealed how far behind Mercedes they are.
McLaren will carry logos of Google brands on its bodywork and wheel covers in a new sponsorship deal with the technology giant.
Lando Norris has raised concerns over parts of the new season of Drive to Survive, which he said do not accurately reflect events as they happened.
McLaren has contingency plans in place after Daniel Ricciardo tested positive for Covid-19 one week before the first race of the new season.
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says they face a “race against time” to solve the brake problem which has limited their running since testing began at the Bahrain International Circuit yesterday.
Lando Norris will spend a second consecutive day testing for McLaren as his team mate is unwell, while Haas have confirmed when they conduct their extra tests.
Lando Norris says the braking problems McLaren encountered during today’s test in Bahrain won’t be solved easily and will limit the team’s mileage in the meantime.
Daniel Ricciardo says he expected to struggle more with the handling of the new-look 2022 F1 cars than he did during his first day of testing.
McLaren’s new look for its 2022 Formula 1 and IndyCar liveries came about due to the positive reaction to the special colour scheme it ran at last year’s Monaco Grand Prix.
Lando Norris’s new contract to drive for McLaren over the next four seasons gives both sides complete assurance they are committed to each other, says team principal Andreas Seidl.
Lando Norris revealed he chose to extend his deal to drive for McLaren despite approaches from rival teams during his impressive 2021 campaign.
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has called for stronger leadership of Formula 1 following a series of episodes which he says have made it feel “like a pantomime audition rather than the pinnacle of a global sport.”
Lando Norris comfortably beat team mate Daniel Ricciardo over the 2021 season but the newcomer Ricciardo scored the team’s best result of the year.
Across a four-minute period late in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi changed his mind on a decision which ultimately determined which driver won the world championship.
Lando Norris should stick to his instincts and not over-think any potential interaction with the championship rivals in today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, says his team principal.