Again on European soil and at the beginning of three-consecutive weekends of racing, McLaren is hopeful the ache of Miami shall be short-lived.
- McLaren have scored 14 factors from the primary 5 races this season
- Oscar Piastri completed nineteenth within the final F1 race
- The primary of three-consecutive race weekends will start in Italy
The British crew had a horror efficiency throughout the Components 1 Miami Grand Prix, with Australian Oscar Piastri and Brit Lando Norris ending nineteenth and seventeenth respectively.
McLaren has a complete of 14 factors from the opening 5 races of the season, as they’re locked in a battle for fifth place within the constructors’ championship.
Regardless of their most up-to-date struggles, Piastri mentioned the crew had taken a lot away from Miami and was trying to apply that data to this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
“We have carried out a full overview of Miami and brought as many learnings as doable into the upcoming weekend,” he mentioned.
“I have been again on the manufacturing unit with the engineers and on the [simulator] to make sure I am able to hit the bottom operating.”
Piastri has scored factors in just one race this season, ending eighth within the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Regardless of solely having 4 factors to this point, the Australian rookie has proven loads of promising indicators, with a commendable tenth throughout the dash race in Azerbaijan.
McLaren shall be hoping for comparable success to final 12 months in Imola, the place Norris completed third behind the Crimson Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
Crimson Bull lead the constructors’ championship this season after 5 races, with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez combating for the drivers’ title.
The pair have taken all victories to this point in 2023, highlighting the crew’s dominance this season.