Ricciardo completes first laps for McLaren
Daniel Ricciardo has accomplished his first laps for McLaren in a non-public occasion with its 2021 System One automotive.
Ricciardo and McLaren unveiled the crew’s 2021 automotive on Monday, the primary of this yr’s automobiles to interrupt cowl for the brand new season. The crew is conducting non-public testing at Silverstone this week.
The Australian driver shared driving duties with teammate Lando Norris. Groups are allowed two 100km monitor days for filming functions by way of the yr.
F1 groups will full three days of testing in Bahrain between March 12-14, forward of the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28.
Ricciardo has signed a three-year deal, that means he’s with the crew by way of 2023. This yr sees McLaren return to Mercedes energy, having secured F1’s class-leading engine for the foreseeable future.
Subsequent yr F1 hopes to reset the aggressive order by a revamp of the aerodynamic guidelines.
McLaren has not received a race since Jenson Button’s victory on the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, whereas it has not received a championship since Lewis Hamilton’s maiden drivers’ title in 2008.
McLaren is hoping to proceed its upwards trajectory of the previous few years. Its third-place end within the constructors’ championship final yr was its greatest since 2012.