(Motorsport-Total.com) – When it comes to doing well, the atmosphere in the garage is usually better automatically. So also with McLaren in the year 2019. The team from Woking leads the Formula 1 midfield in the World Cup for the summer break clearly. And behind the scenes, this season, with Carlos Sainz and rookie Lando Norris, they have found a rider who understands each other well.
In the first half of the season, the two emerged repeatedly as jokers in the paddock – partly together with Daniel Ricciardo from the Renault factory team . Sainz explains that a good atmosphere “off the track or outside the car” is helpful. “This is always good for the environment”, he knows and explains, he enjoys the jokes “not only with Lando, but also with Daniel.”
The jokes and pranks among themselves are also “no distraction,” as he himself stressed. Outside the cockpit you have fun, but on the track you are still fully concentrated. Although team-mate Norris is driving his first season in Formula 1, he has been a McLaren test pilot in previous years and has known the team for a longer time than Sainz.
“The whole atmosphere in the team […] is happier and more positive than in previous years, “he observed and explained:” I would be happy if Carlos and I have a small share in it, but it's not just us. ” Many people have a stake in it. Because in addition to two new drivers, McLaren 2019 also got new staff elsewhere.
Sub Andreas Seidl came to Woking as a team boss. The (************************) – year old is not afraid that the friendship of Sainz and Norris could eventually become a rivalry – at least not yet Not. “We have clear rules internally,” Seidl reveals, declaring, “I'm (**************************) sure that our drivers are up to their responsibility
“Hopefully, someday we will be in a position to fight for better placements in the future, then we can Fights speak, but not before, “he clarifies. Currently, it is the ultimate goal for all to work together to bring the team forward. And as long as that succeeds, he probably does not have to worry about the mood.