Daniel Ricciardo has accomplished his first laps for McLaren in a personal occasion with its 2021 Method One automobile.
Ricciardo and McLaren unveiled the group’s 2021 automobile on Monday, the primary of this 12 months’s vehicles to interrupt cowl for the brand new season. The group is conducting personal testing at Silverstone this week.
The Australian driver shared driving duties with teammate Lando Norris. Groups are allowed two 100km observe days for filming functions the 12 months.
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 group 2023. This 12 months sees McLaren return to Mercedes energy, having secured F1’s class-leading engine for the foreseeable future.
Subsequent 12 months F1 hopes to reset the aggressive order 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 12 months was its greatest since 2012.