McLaren launched this Wednesday the new Mercedes engine that will equip its F1 2021 called MCL35M. An F1 fundamentally redesigned compared to the 2020 model which had been designed around the Renault propellant.
Piers Thynne, production manager for the Woking-based team, explained: “ Most of the teams worked on the basis of the 2020 model, but changing the engine manufacturer (in the case of the McLaren team), that could not be the case. We had to thoroughly rethink our F1. Mainly on the rear of the chassis and near the gearbox environment. “
“The architecture of the car is necessarily different and this will have an influence on its aerodynamics and the adjustments that will involve. “
Images posted on McLaren’s social media failed to reveal any details of the 2021 MCL35M.