“We’ve got plenty of developments to look at” McLaren F1 eyeing a monumental change ahead of 2022 while 2021 looms around freezes and modifications in regulations.
McLaren since long has been aiming to recapture their glory days in Formula 1, but financial incapability and constraints in resources have curtailed their approach.
But still, the Brit team has managed to gain significant approach from their lowest which was in 2018, and in 2020 ended up 3rd while also seeing massive surge in overall points in comparison to 2019.
Now with 2021 at their doorstep, there is less to look forward as the Chassis freeze brings halt to considerable aerodynamics development.
So, McLaren instead is looking for an overhaul for 2022 output, but with pandemic crashing in all teams under new regulations were instructed to halt development for 2022 this year. Therefore, McLaren has made it clear that no time will be wasted in 2021 for 2022 development.
“We’ve got plenty of developments to look at and lots of new concepts floating around too,” McLaren technical director James Key informs MotorsportWeek.com .
“There’s a real blank sheet of paper approach to the ’22 car – the chassis regulations are fundamentally different, and the wheels and tyres are changing too,” Key continues.
McLaren stepping in new direction
The Long Tail has alread joined hands with Mercedes for power unit from 2021 onwards, snubbing their mistake rivals Renault’s services.
They didn’t even stop there and also robbed Renault’s star driver Daniel Ricciardo, who is touted to add his experience into the already progressing team.
Amidst all the developments, it will be interesting to witness McLaren’s performances next year, while the whole F1 expecting them to push further to penetrate Red Bull-Mercedes dominance, considering it’s among the most loved teams in the paddock.