To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the team, McLaren introduced the MC60, mostly orange in colorwith light blue touches as in 2022, but with more black, which will be driven by the British Lando Norris and the Australian Oscar Piastri, who is making his debut in the premier category of motorsport.
The objective of the British team is clear: to appear “among the first four” teams in the championship, assured the new Team Principal, Andrea Stella.
Last season, the Woking, England-based team finished the championship in fifth place, behind their main rival Alpine.
For his part, Aston Martin presented the new AMR23, which retains its green color. “It’s a major evolution of the car that we’ve refined throughout the second half of 2022, and we’ve improved it in every essential way,” said technical director Dan Fallows.
The Spanish double world champion Fernando Alonso, who joins this team to do tandem with the Canadian Lance Stroll, was however more prudent: “I expect complicated races until we find a car that works (…) I think we will have a better chance of fighting for victories and podiums next year, if we have a good base this year.”
After Haas, Red Bull, Alfa Romeo, Williams and AlphaTauri, McLaren and Aston Martin have been the next teams to present their cars for the new season.
In these traditional pre-season presentations, the teams do not usually explain all the technical advances found during the winter.
Thus, Red Bull was content to present the RB19 at the beginning of February, which will not be the definitive model that the double Dutch world champion Max Verstappen will drive in the first pre-season tests in Bahrain (from February 23 to 25), the scene of the first Grand Prix, on March 5.
Ferrari will present its SF-23 in Maranello on Tuesday and Mercedes will do so a day later. Alpine, last to unveil its new single-seater, the A523, will do so on Thursday.