The international sports newspapers did not miss the presenting of the MCL35. In Italy, the new McLaren car is carefully evaluated.
The Renault engine: worst part of the MCL35. In Spain, the birth place of the driver Carlos Sainz, The new 2020 car is told to be impeccable from the first impressions.
The Italians know that in 2020 McLaren is aiming for the top. As technical director James Key said: “The main thing is to keep our current position, to maintain this direction and to evolve” referring to the fourth place in the constructors’ championship last year.
This is Key’s first design and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, it is an aesthetically pleasing and well-balanced car: “they have combined everything necessary for the competition, like the beautiful slender sides similar to those of the SF1000 and the RB16. A narrower nose, like that of the Mercedes W10 last year. “
“The MCL35 seems to be a step ahead compared to its predecessor. In 2021, McLaren wants to have its place at the top with the power of the Mercedes engine. In the meantime, the team will have to be make do with the disappointing source of energy Renault, maybe even, the worst part of the car»
The Spanish sports newspaper AS also analyzed the car: “The front wing is very original. We noticed improvement in the car, which means that several adjustments have been made”. Key also called these adjustments “new concepts.”
A rather harsh remark towards the French team. But it seems that Mclaren is doing well with this team so far especially considering the 2019 season. It was an ideal season for the English team in collaboration with Renault.
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THE NEXT RACE 2021
|Bahrain ||26 Mar|
|14:30 - 15:30||Free practice 1|
|18:00 - 19:00||Free practice 2|
|15:00 - 16:00||Free practice 3|
|18:00 - 19:00||Qualifying|
|18:00 - 20:00||Race|
|Bahrain||57 laps||308.238 km|