“I’m just proud to have been a part of McLaren” – Team Principal Andreas Seidl wants to bring race wins’ success back to the legendary F1 team.
McLaren is the second-most successful F1 team of all-time, behind Ferrari. The Woking-based outfit has won 182 races, 12 Drivers’ Championships, and 8 Constructors’ Championships.
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On the flip side, it has been 13 years since Lewis Hamilton won the Drivers’ Championship for them, and a whopping 23 years since they won the Constructors’ title. So it is not surprising that this is what motivates their team principal Andreas Seidl – to bring back the glory of the last century.
“One reason why I wanted to be part of the McLaren team is because of the history McLaren has.”
“At the same time, this success that we have had in the past obviously doesn’t help us today but the reason why I wake up in the morning, the reason why everyone at McLaren wakes up in the morning, is because we want to be part of the generation at McLaren hopefully fighting for race wins again in the future.”
McLaren F1 finished P3 in 2020, ahead of the likes of Ferrari and Renault
McLaren had a steller 2020 season with Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, finishing P3 in the overall standings. The team has now been on the podium thrice in the last 19 races, compared to none in 118 races before that. And with Daniel Ricciardo joining the party, there is real hope that he can win a race this season.
“This P3 is simply, for me, a great reward for our people, for all the hard work they have put in. For me, the greatest reward for myself is if I see mechanics, engineers, people back home smiling after a good race. That’s all I need to keep going.”
“In the end, Formula 1 is a team sport so it’s not about me and just what it means for me.”
“I’m just proud to have been a part of the McLaren Formula 1 team for the past two years. I’m proud of what we could achieve together as a team. We have a lot of great talents in the team, fully committed to the challenge in bringing this team, bridging the gap in Formula 1.”