McLaren F1 team 2019

McLaren F1 car 2019
15 Mar, 2019 2:05pm Stephen Errity

Twitter: @McLarenF1
Engine: Renault
Races: 846
Wins: 182
Titles: 8
Last year: 6th 

McLaren endured another horrendous campaign in 2018, and only the heroics of Fernando Alonso – who scored all of the team’s points – saved its blushes. But there will be no relying on the Spaniard this year; he has retired from F1 (for now, anyway) and McLaren fields an all-new driver line-up for the first time in 12 years. Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris join from Renault and F2 respectively, with bags of talent to their names but little else. Sainz was overshadowed by Verstappen at Red Bull and Hulkenberg at Renault, so the pressure to prevail is huge. And make no mistake: Norris is promising, and rapid.

Our verdict: Testing suggested McLaren is in the midfield mix. But the absence of a proven winner could be its Achilles’ heel over the course of the season

Drivers

55 – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Carlos Sainz Jr. - 2019

Races: 81
Wins: 0
Titles: 0
Last year: 10th
Age: 24
Twitter: @Carlossainz55

Did you know? Carlos’ father – Carlos Sainz Snr– won the Dakar Rally for a second time in 2018

4 – Lando Norris

Lando Norris - 2019

Races: 0
Wins: 0
Titles: 0
Last year: N/A
Age: 19
Twitter: @LandoNorris

Did you know? Norris raced alongside Alonso at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2018, finishing 38th

Formula 1 2019: the grid