A year of revolution at McLaren

McLaren It is undoubtedly one of the teams that is performing best so far in the championship. It is third in the constructors’ championship and its two drivers, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastriare very well placed in the overall drivers’ standings, second and sixth respectively. Without a doubt, it is a team that is constantly evolving and the results are smiling on them: eight podiums for the Woking team, Six podiums for the British and two for the Australian, highlighting the Lando’s victory in Miami, which was the first of his career.

But the picture was very different exactly one year ago, at the end of the Austrian Grand Prix. McLaren was sixth in the constructors’ championship with 29 pointswas 18 points behind the fifth team that was then Alpine already 125 of the then fourth which was the Ferrari team. The two Woking drivers were not doing much at the time: Norris’ best result was room position achieved in Austria and Piastri, in his first season, could not overcome the eighth position which he achieved at the Australian event, the third race of the season.

He inflection point arrived at the circuit where they are racing this weekend, Silverstone, since there they surprised from the classification, where the team papaya achieved the second and third positionthe best results at that time for this historic team in that year 2023. The race also started in an unbeatable way, with Norris taking first place. It didn’t last too long, as Verstappen’s dominance at that point was unchallengeable. Finally, Norris finished second y Plates He achieved his best result in his brief career finishing in the fourth position.

And since then, McLaren has had nothing but joy. Lando managed to eight podiums more in 2023, taking into account the two sprints in Qatar and Sao Paulo, while Oscar got three podiums, including a victory in the sprint race in Qatar. This weekend they return to where it all began with the intention of achieving the second victory of the year and also a double podium, something that those from Woking have not done since they achieved it in the Qatari circuit.

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