The Mclaren F1 Team go into their home race this weekend at the British Grand Prix, where for the first time since 2019 there will be a full capacity crowd at the Silverstone Circuit.
The team go into their home race on the back of a brilliant Austrian Grand Prix where Lando Norris collected another podium for his slowly growing collection, and Daniel Ricciardo had one of his best races yet for the team. It means the team go into their home race full of positivity and confidence as they look to keep their strong momentum going.
The team will also have the brand new weekend format to consider, with a 100km sprint race taking place on Saturday to decide the grid for Sunday’s main race. Mclaren Team Principal Andreas Seidl is looking forward to trialling the new weekend format in front of a packed out home-crowd, where the team will be doing all they can to add to their rapidly growing constructors tally.
“Following the conclusion of the first triple-header of the season, we now look forward to racing at our home grand prix this weekend. It’s great that the British Grand Prix will see a full-capacity crowd, with our fans and many team members supporting from the grandstands, while ensuring the appropriate measures are in place to keep everyone safe.
“This weekend will also see the first sprint qualifying session of the year take place. We’re looking forwarding to trialling the new Saturday sprint format as we continue to see the sport develop and encourage closer and exciting racing for the fans. “
The team has been working hard in preparation for the change to how we run a usual race weekend, with qualifying now being on Friday and a sprint race on Saturday. The format will certainly mix things up for everyone and every team will be looking to capitalise on any opportunities.
“We’ve taken the time to reset as a team after the strong result in Austria and we’re ready to go again in the fight for good points. We’re continuing to take steps forward in terms of performance by extracting the most out of our package, but we need to remain realistic about what’s achievable, stay focused and take each race at a time as we progress through the season.”