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F1 I McLaren changes to a Mercedes

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Final touches before the big ceremony. This could summarize the roadmap that McLaren is executing this week at its Woking factory. The next Monday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. PDT, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo will debut the MCL35M, the first single-seater with a Mercedes power unit integrated into its chassis after a seven-year race divorce.

A car to try to take another step forward and consolidate the leadership of the British formation in the middle area of ​​the grid that has suffered this winter major swaps in the rear and gearbox due to the architecture of the Brixworth (UK) drivetrain, although there will be other areas of the machine that will also look different in 10 days. For example, the airbox (air manifold for the engine).

The MCL35 will be presented on February 15 at 8:00 p.m. PDT

In the last chapter of the ‘McLaren Unboxed’ saga that deals with Ricciardo’s first visit to the building located in the southeast of the United Kingdom, it is observed how this element presents the same sketch that has been equipping the silver arrows for several seasons during the manufacturing process of the Australian pilot’s seat.

With a similar size to the one worn by the MCL35 suggesting that the new papaya orange will maintain its pontoon rustling premiered last year in their challenge for prioritize car efficiency after the serious problems of drag (reduce drag) suffered in 2018, in 2021 this piece will have three divisions instead of four when channeling the air flow that must reach the piston lines of the German power unit.

McLaren looking to get closer to the podiums in the F1 World Cup

An evolution what what gives continuity to the line of work that he James Key’s apartment inaugurated at the end of August in the 2020 Belgian GP. At last year’s Spa-Francorchamps event, McLaren engineers debuted some new bargeboard (aerodynamic contributor) and side deflectors very similar to the Mercedes, improvements that continued two appointments later at the 2020 Tuscan GP with the debut of a new nose, much smaller and rounded with a cape under it, which also bore a strong resemblance to its W11 counterpart.

“On paper it seems that we are stronger, but we will not know until the tests”, Andreas Seidl revealed earlier this week about the first references that Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo’s new machine had dropped at the Toyota Woking and Wind Tunnel CFD in Cologne (Germany). On Friday March 12 in Sakhir (Bahrain), the first response.

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