McLaren Unveils Their 2019 Challenger, the MCL34

2019 McLaren MCL34
Photo: © McLaren

Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris have unveiled McLaren’s 2019 Formula 1 challenger, the McLaren MCL34.

The 2nd generation McLaren-Renault, the MCL34, was presented today to the world, in McLaren’s factory in Woking – the car will be debuted on Monday, at the first winter test in Barcelona.

Fernando Alonso is rumoured to be taking the new MCL34 for a spin in the Barcelona test, although it has not yet been confirmed by the British team.

“I’m really looking forward to the tests and excited to finally go racing in McLaren colours.

“I know everyone at the factory has been working very hard over the winter to prepare ourselves for this year, and I think the team has done a fantastic job with the livery of the MCL34.

“I’ve been especially focused on my preparations this winter. New training routines, new diet, very specific simulator sessions, and extra time with the engineers to develop and align certain aspects of the car to my preferences.

“The factory has become my second home since I moved back to the UK and everyone in the team is moving in the same direction.

“We know the big task ahead of us and we first need to evaluate where we are after the tests. From there onwards, I can’t wait to start racing and keep pushing forward together.”

– Carlos Sainz

“Next stop, Barcelona! Seriously, I can’t wait to get behind the wheel in testing. I’ve been working hard over the winter preparing for my step up to F1.

“I’ve spent a lot of time with the team in the factory too, learning as much as I can to get ready for the 2019 season. It’s been my dream to get to Formula 1 since I was a kid.

“I gained useful experience behind the wheel during practice sessions in 2018, and now I’m really looking forward to making my race debut with McLaren. The MCL34 looks great and now I just want to drive it.”

– Lando Norris