This is the new Renault-powered MCL35 from McLaren, that will compete in the 2020 Formula 1 season.
The MCL35 retains the team’s papaya and blue colour scheme from the previous season. But there is a significant block of blue along the side pods, as well on the airbag at the top of the engine cover.
McLaren enjoyed its best season for eight years in 2019 as it finished fourth in the constructors’ championship, heading the midfield teams.
Sainz managed to take sixth position in the drivers’ standings, behind the top five race winners in the championship, and even scored McLaren’s first podium since the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix.
As for Norris, this will be his second season in Formula 1 and at McLaren. Norris did an impressive job in his debut season last year by scoring 49 point and achieving a best result of sixth in Austria.
Team principal Andreas Seidl is hoping that McLaren will continue to progress well in terms of scoring championship points and is proud of his team’s efforts so far.
“I have to say, it’s simply great to be part of this McLaren team today standing next to the MCL35,” said Seidl at the launch.
“I want to thank every single member of the team for all the hard work.
“Last year we simply kept improving race by race.
“I’m very happy with my leadership team, they are doing a sensational job, they have a clear plan of how we approach the future and now it’s important to keep this positive momentum up and keep improving as a team.”
The McLaren MCL35 car will make its on-track debut at the start of pre-season testing in Barcelona.