Also there McLaren starts the engine for the 2023 season, and does so through a video where it is possible to hear the first roar of the Mercedes engine that will drive the Woking team this year.
What is known fire up what happened today at the factory. Naturally, CEO Zak was not absent Browndrivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri and new team principal Andrea Stella.
In 2023 the British team is called to redeem 2022 a little disappointing compared to expectations. A year that began in the midst of a thousand problems (just remember the bad weekend in Bahrain), continued with a surprising podium finish in Imola and even ended by fighting to the end for fourth place in the constructors’ standings: Alpine showed its superiority over a. a slow car but also “crippled” by the performance of Daniel Ricciardo, it is not surprising that he was fired despite having another year on his contract. In his place, McLaren has bet on Piastri, who will always remember today: the past fire up of Formula 1 as a racing driver.
There are high expectations for Piastri, the F3 and F2 champion, however it must be noted that the Australian’s task will certainly not be easy. He will be there as a spit box Norris, a driver who has shown his talent time and time again, and often saved the team’s Sundays, giving solid performances, as an excellent driver. The Briton, who is under contract until the end of 2025, is the only driver to have clawed his way into 2022 despite not driving for Red Bull, Ferrari or Mercedes. For 2023, the class of 1999 hopes to drive a more competitive car, which can bring him closer to the best, to meet his expectations. The MCL37, which will be presented to the world on February 13, a day before Ferrari, is unlikely to lead him to success.