McLaren reveals launch date of 2022 F1 challenger

McLaren is the third Formula 1 team to announce the date it will unveil its car for the 2022 season.
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) McLaren MCL35M.
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) McLaren MCL35M.

The Woking-based outfit will reveal its all-new challenger for the season ahead on February 11.

Aston Martin will launch its new car a day before on February 10, while Ferrari will showcase its new machine six days before pre-season testing in Barcelona gets underway on February 17.

The launch will be part of McLaren Racing’s wider racing programme - IndyCar and Extreme E.

McLaren enjoyed another strong season despite it having to use the majority of its development tokens on integrating the Mercedes power unit.

It finished fourth in the constructors’ championship in 2021, a place lower than in 2020 although it did manage to win a race.

Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix ahead of Lando Norris to give McLaren its first victory since 2012 and its first 1-2 finish since 2010. 

Norris was one of F1’s star performers in 2021 with four podiums and a pole position, ultimately finishing sixth in the championship.

While Ricciardo did take McLaren’s only win of the season, he struggled relative to his teammate, ending the season in eighth. 

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