McLaren turned the primary F1 group to unveil its 2021 F1 race automotive with the Mercedes-AMG powered McLaren MCL35M.
The automotive might be pushed by a brand new driver pairing in Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris for 2021, with Daniel and Lando getting their first style of the McLaren MCL35M throughout a testing session at Silverstone on February 16.
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) February 16, 2021
Visually, the McLaren MCL35M seems nearly solely the identical because the 2020 automotive, because of a ruling by the FIA that compelled groups to make use of modified variations of their 2020 chassis forward of the introduction of latest vehicles in 2022.
Beneath, although, there’s a reasonably large change. McLaren introduced that it might cease utilizing the Renault energy unit and as a substitute swap pack to utilizing Mercedes-AMG engines.
McLaren Group Principal, Andreas Seidl, mentioned: “Your complete group has labored onerous over the brief winter, along with our colleagues from Mercedes-AMG, to supply the MCL35M and supply a robust automotive for our drivers to race this yr.
“This has been no small problem, and I wish to thank each member of our group, whether or not on the MTC or working remotely, for the large effort they’ve put in. Lando and Daniel will, I do know, do their highest to signify the group out on monitor.”
The F1 2021 pre-season testing will happen at Bahrain Worldwide Circuit on March 12-14, with the beginning of the F1 season approaching March 28 at Bahrain.