Daniel Ricciardo spent his first day at the McLaren plant in Woking and had a seat adjustment made in the new MCL35M. Seeing the new car for the first time is a cool feeling at the beginning of every year,”says the Australian”especially if you change the team.
The 31-year-old comes to McLaren after two years at Renault, who after the third place in the design championship of last season, the best result for the team since 2012, on a high.
Images posted by McLaren on his social media channels show Ricciardo for the first time in his racing rally and at the helm of the MCL35M. In a video, the process of seat adjustment can be closely understood.” Although it was obviously not ideal, I was not stressed,”stressed Ricciardo.
During his visit to the factory he also made the obligatory walk on the famous boulevard of the MTC (McLaren Technology Centre), who houses many historic cars of the team and tells the story of its successes.
She wants to continue Ricciardo in the coming Formula One season together with teammate Lando Norris. In addition to its arrival, the switch to Mercedes drive units gives reason to be confident. In the course of this, McLaren “basically built a new car” for 2021, as production manager Piers Thynne explained.
The team has announced that they want to introduce the new car at its technology center in Woking on February 15th. For the first time on the track, the pre-season tests in Bahrain will take place from the 12th to 14th of March 2021.