The 2023 it was a year of difficulties and finally smiles for her McLaren
The British started with a slow and clumsy car, and closed the season in 4th place after podiums and victory in the Qatar sprint.
At the same time, they made recruitments like his Bob Marshall and David Sanchez for key roles in technical staffdismissing former technical chief James Key.
In an interview with Motorsport.como CEO team’sZak Brown revealed how the nodal point to turn the situation into McLaren was the fight at Paul Ricard two years ago:
“In my view, the catalyst was the French Grand Prix (in 2022), when we had delayed the upgrades and they ultimately failed.
“The reaction of the team management was not what I expected. It was also the period when we started the development of the next year’s car.
“That was an important phase, and of course we made changes at the end of that season.
“I spoke to Andrea Stella and asked him to look at what has been done and he said ‘let’s change some things, let’s change people, let’s hire new people’. That’s where our evolution finally started.”
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