McLaren can look back on a very good test weekend in Bahrain. Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo delivered very good results and were able to give the team a lot of input.
After successful pre-season testing, McLaren’s boss Andreas Seidl had some things to say. “Lando’s feedback has given us a good reference of the MCL35M compared to last year’s car, while Daniel was able to become more familiar with the car and give us useful data and insight for the engineers”, he said.
The team was very skeptical about the warm temperatures during the day before the tests. However, the result delivered good results that were very good to work with. Daniel Ricciardo in particular was able to make a big showing in the tests.
He added: “Thanks to Lando and Daniel for their hard work and valuable feedback during these pre-season tests. We will return to Woking to analyze all the data and finish preparing before returning to Bahrain for the start of the season. “
Andreas Seidl also believed that it would be another close season and that the teams will be very equal: “Once again, you see a lot of equality between the teams. The stability in the regulations makes it likely that we are facing another tight Formula 1 season with many battles ahead.”