McLaren ‘optimistic’ about chances for 2020 F1 season
McLaren have unveiled their new car of continuing the improvement they revealed last 17, with the dream.
In 2019, they ended fourth, two places better than in 2018 and were the team supporting Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.
Team boss Andreas Seidl said:”It is crucial to keep the positive momentum upward and proceed as a group.
“It’s a reset. I am very contented with development. We can be quite optimistic but we need to be realistic also.”
McLaren cherry orange colour scheme, re-adopted in 2017 is retained by the new MCL35, however, has switched it following a trend, for a finish.
A development of the past year’s layout, the car pinched end from the pursuit of maximum downforce that is possible and has a noticeably narrow nose.
McLaren continue with their motorist line-up of Briton Lando Norris and Spaniard Carlos Sainz, both of whom impressed greatly in 2019.
Sainz, who at Brazil last November scored McLaren’s first podium for five decades, stated:”We have managed to collect a better automobile. I’ve the impression everything is coming along a great deal better. We have a positive momentum and we want to carry that forward.”
Norris, that was an impressive debutant at 2019, said:”It’s a foundation. Annually it had been created. All talks and our comments as been put to the. It is a great deal more of my car. We have experienced of producing this the input, so that it feels my baby.
“I was pooping myself much last year, especially now, whereas today I am lot more confident and more relaxed and just prepares me for the season.”
It’s the very first car completely created by McLaren beneath Seidl, that joined in May this past year, along with new director James Key, that began in April and has been at Toro Rosso.
Seidl added:”Everyone has the exact ambitious targets. We must concentrate on ourselves.
“We’re racers. Most of us love the sunrises. I am looking forward to going on course again. We have six times of testing, therefore it is very necessary to find some good mileage. We’ve done our homework. I feel prepared.”
Pre-season testing starts using the first grand prix in Melbourne, Australia on 13-15 March, in Spain on 19 February.