McLaren make admission about their 2023 F1 car

McLaren unveiled the MCL60 at the start of the week, with the livery featuring more black than in 2022.

Going into the 2023 season, McLaren will be looking to build on their impressive end to 2022, where Lando Norris secured his status as the best of the rest driver on the grid.

The MCL60 was revealed to the world on Monday afternoon, with fans getting a good look at McLaren’s 2023 challenger, which the team hope will be capable of more than one podium finish.

The team have clearly tried to address the issues surround the car’s rotation, with multiple anti-lift features being spotted towards the rear of the car.

New team principal Andrea Stella, who has taken over from new Sauber CEO Andreas Seidl, has claimed that McLaren have addressed many of their 2022 issues, but admits that he is not completely satisfied with the MCL60 just yet.

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“Assessing our performance last year and looking at competitors, we identified multiple areas of opportunities,” he said at the MCL60 launch.

“The good news is that pretty much all of them have been addressed.

“I wouldn’t want to be too specific, but certainly they have to do predominantly with aerodynamics… aerodynamics is the name of the game in Formula 1, so no mystery, but there’s some more areas.

“For instance, in terms on interaction with the tyres, there’s some work that we needed to do and this was done over the winter. There’s some other areas of the car that will be interested by developments in the early stage of the season.

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“So we are not entirely happy for what is the launch car but optimistic that it should take a good step.”

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McLaren’s brand new state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility is set to become operational later this year, but unfortunately only the 2024 car and beyond will see the benefits of the new technology.

2023 will most likely be a season where McLaren would like to see steady improvements, before potentially catapulting forward to becoming a race winning team in 2024 and beyond.

Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri form one of the most exciting driver pairings on the grid and if the two can improve alongside the team, the future looks phenomenally bright for McLaren.