Zak Brown, the McLaren Racing CEO, was realistic but bullish at the launch of the team’s 2019 Formula 1 car – the MCL34 – during a function at Woking on Thursday to kick-start their new season.
The launch was held in their stylish amphitheatre, the car revealed was predominantly orange with blue patches. Their new drivers Carlos Sainz and rookie Lando Norris looked striking in their race suits – probably the best looking thus far…
McLaren’s trials and tribulations are tales well told, but as always a new year paves the way for redemption and that’s the message Brown delivered to media.
He said, “The MCL34 is the result of an immense amount of hard work and dedication throughout our team. We’re all committed, motivated and united in our ambition to return McLaren to competitiveness, and the MCL34 is only the start of this process.”
“We have a fresh driver pairing, who together represent the new generation of Formula 1 talent, and are an integral part of the team and our collective effort to advance McLaren forward.
“The McLaren family is not only our people and our drivers, but also our superb partners and wonderful fans. We have a strong community of partners which continues to grow, and an incredible fanbase, who have all remained loyal and supportive throughout our highs and lows, and I’d like to thank them as we head into the 2019 season.”
“As ever, we move fearlessly forward,” added Brown, boss of the team that has 20 Formula 1 drivers titles to their credit and 182 wins over their illustrious history.