McLaren is the most recent Formula One team to test its new car ahead of the 2022 season.
On Thursday, the British company published a short video of its Mercedes-powered MCL36 challenger being started up for the first time at its Woking headquarters.
McLaren has confirmed the successful ignition of its 2022 car, following Mercedes, Ferrari, and Alpine.
On the evening of February 11, the MCL36, which will be driven by Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, will be unveiled in an online event. The unveiling of McLaren’s car will be streamed and broadcast live on Sky Sports F1.
The new McLaren F1 challenger will then make its formal on-track debut during the first three-day test in Barcelona, which takes place between February 23 and 25.
The season will then begin with a second three-day test in Bahrain on March 10, followed by the season opening in Sakhir on March 20.
McLaren finished fourth in the constructors’ championship, one position behind Ferrari, with the only one-two finish of the 2021 season.
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown believes the team can continue its previous success as it approaches the next era of regulations in Formula One.
“We head into the new Formula 1 season with a clear aim to build on the foundations of our recent progress,” he wrote in a recent column published on McLaren’s official website.
“In the last three years McLaren has enjoyed its best run of form for more than a decade. In 2021 we finished fourth in the FIA Formula 1 constructors’ championship, having amassed 275 points, just 48.5 points off third place and comfortably ahead of fifth.
“But we are still early in our journey to return to the front. We remain ambitious and determined but realistic.”
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