McLaren is bringing some new upgrades to Hungary to aid in their challenge for third in the constructor’s title.
Ferrari cut the gap to McLaren by four points to 15 at Silverstone, with Charles Leclerc’s podium showing Ferrari have pace on tracks that suit them. McLaren has responded by announcing an upgrades package for Hungary, a track Ferrari is likely to be strong at.
Andreas Seidl confirmed the news after the British Grand Prix, as the team looks to not only secure third but also surpass the 202 points they scored last year.
“We are bringing some upgrades to Hungary for our car in order to make sure we keep this battle up,” he said. “It is great for us that we are in P3 in the constructors’ championship, and after 10 races, 163 points is again a big step forward for us compared to last year.”
McLaren has at times in 2021, had the pace to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull, a trend they hope could become more frequent with the upgrades. Formula 1 returns in a week and a half for the Hungarian Grand Prix.