Launch season has officially taken off! McLaren, best of the rest in 2020, are first out of the traps ahead of the 2021 season with their MCL35M breaking cover.
Packed in front of a live virtual audience, Lando Norris and new recruit Daniel Ricciardo were on hand to help reveal the car they hope will help the team continue on its impressive comeback story.
McLaren’s much-loved and iconic papaya orange livery is officially here to stay for another season…
For the first time since 2014, a Mercedes power unit is packed into the McLaren car following the conclusion of a three-year deal with Renault.
Since finishing a lowly P9 in 2017 during the final year of their partnership with Honda, McLaren’s rise up through the ranks has many excited about just how far the Woking team can go in their quest for their first piece of silverware since 2008.
Gradual progress has followed since that ill-fated Honda spell and new heights were reached in 2020 as Norris and now former team-mate Carlos Sainz pushed McLaren to their highest season finish (P3) in eight seasons.
There may have been plenty of personnel changes behind the scenes in the last few years, but the aesthetic changes on the 2021 car are minimal. Here is the 2020 car for reference…