The McLaren Racing Formula One Team head into this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix aiming to bounce back from a disappointing season opener in Bahrain last weekend.

Looking ahead to the race Lando Norris said:

I’m excited to be back at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. It’s a cool track and extremely quick for a street circuit. It kept us on our toes last year and it will be great to see how the 2022 cars run here.

“We’re going into this weekend with our heads held high. Bahrain was a tough one, but we’ll keep moving forward as a team and take everything we’ve learned from last weekend to make this one the best we can. I trust the team both here and back at the factory and I know they’re working day and night to make us stronger for this weekend. We know what we’re capable of achieving so we’ll give it our all and leave nothing on the table in Saudi Arabia.

Daniel Ricciardo is also looking forward to the race this weekend saying:

Last weekend was disappointing, but on the positive side, we learnt a lot about our car during the course of the race, which we can take into the Grand Prix in Jeddah. We’re looking forward to getting back on track at this incredibly fast and flowing circuit.

“The Bahrain Grand Prix was tough, and not how we wanted to start the season, but we’re putting together our plan to get higher up the grid. We know we might not get there in one weekend, so we’re focused on learning as much as we can at every event. There’s a long season ahead of us with a lot of opportunities and that’s exactly the case in Saudi Arabia. We’re going to continue to work as a team and help each other to move forward, that’s why Formula 1 is a team sport. We’ll keep at it, keep our heads held high and do everything we can to progress at every weekend.”

McLaren Racing Formula One Team Principal Andreas Seidl says:

The Bahrain Grand Prix was not how we wanted to start the season. It’s clear that we have work to do, so we’ll be working hard to bring more performance to the car as quickly as possible. The team are analysing our performance from Bahrain so that we can learn and improve, already starting in Jeddah. It’s only the second race with these new cars and the new race weekend format so we must stay focused on all operational aspects.

“We’re looking forward to going racing again in just a couple of days’ time. Jeddah is an exciting track with some great features so it will be interesting to see how the new regulation cars run. Let’s get back on track and keep pushing.”


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