After fighting for third place in the Constructors’ World Championship last season, McLaren F1 is not at all satisfied with fifth place in 2022. Daniel Ricciardo’s poor performance meant that the British team was overtaken by Alpine in the table.
And even with this performance drop, Andreas Seidl, McLaren F1 team boss, said in an interview with Motorsport.com that drastic changes are not on the horizon for the British team for the next season of Formula 1.
“I think it’s a mixture of keeping things and new ideas. The new car will not be a total revolution. But it is also clear that we intend to make big strides in terms of development”, said Andreas Seidl.
McLaren F1 aims to close the gap to rivals in Formula 1
“As the technical regulations remain largely the same, it is clear that the new car will not be a total revolution. At the same time, we recognize that the teams at the front are more than a second [por volta] faster, so it is also clear that we intend to make big strides in development”, said the McLaren F1 boss, who knows that evolving in Formula 1 is not an easy task to do.
“I think we have a clear idea of what parts we want to tackle and what parts of the car we are happy with. However, I wouldn’t necessarily tie this to a car, because in the end you see that cars with huge differences in concept still end up with almost the same lap times. So, in my opinion, it’s not that simple, it’s complex”, concluded Andreas Seidl.
McLaren F1 is in fifth place in the current constructors’ world with 107 points against 125 for fourth-placed Alpine.