McLaren Racing unveiled the team’s 2020 F1 car, the MCL35, live from the McLaren Technology Centre to a global audience. Drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, who both enter their second season with the team, proudly presented the car ahead of it taking to the track for the first time during pre-season testing next week.
McLaren set to work on the MCL35, which is powered by the Renault E-Tech 20, during 2019 as the team pursued the first phase of its performance recovery programme. The season saw the team climb to fourth in the FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship and provided valuable insights for the development of the MCL35, in what will be an intensely competitive 2020 Formula 1 season.
The MCL35 continues to sport the striking McLaren papaya and blue, the original colours chosen by founder Bruce McLaren and representing the team’s 57-year legacy in the sport. The dynamic new livery is the essence of form and function; designed to further increase stand-out on the grid while being fully optimised for racing performance.
McLaren has also continued its positive commercial trend, with eight new partners for 2020, broadening the team’s partner family to 38 partners in total. The MCL35 will made its official on-track debut during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. Carlos and Lando will share the driving duties across both tests.
Rear : Carbon fibre wishbone and pullrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system