McLaren has not competed for the championship for a long time, the last title of the Woking team was with Lewis Hamilton in 2008. The team’s best result in recent years was third place in the 2020 constructors’ championship.
In 2021, McLaren was again in a third row with Ferrari. In 2022, it battled Alpine for fourth place, with the French team winning.
Zak Brown, CEO of the team, indicated that the plan is to return to the top for a while: “I think there are two or three years left”, he explained. “I would like for this year to feel like 21, mixing with the top three, but we still don’t have all our technology infrastructure in place,” he told ESPN about the changes. new equipment for the team.
“By year 24 we will have done that, but not using all the development time for the 2024 car. So I would like to think 2024 will be a good step forward where I think we can mix things up from time to time.”
“So by 2025 we’ll have everything we need: pilots, people, resources, wind tunnel, simulator. There’s no reason why, on paper, we shouldn’t be in a position to challenge the frontline by 2025. That’s certainly our ambition, ” emphasized Brown.