McLaren has become the latest team to unveil its 2020 Formula 1 challenger as the squad took the wraps from its matte-finished MCL35 at its Technology Centre on Thursday.
McLaren endured a troubled decline through the middle of the last decade, reaching a nadir in 2018, which prompted an overhaul of its organisation.
It subsequently enjoyed a stronger 2019 campaign, during which Andreas Seidl joined as Team Principal and James Key began his role as Technical Director.
It wrapped up fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship, its highest placing since 2012, with a round to spare, as it pulled clear of its midfield opponents.
Carlos Sainz Jr. claimed third position in Brazil to net his maiden podium and McLaren’s first in five years, as he went on to finish a career-best sixth in the Drivers’ Championship.
Sainz Jr. has remained at the team for 2020 and he will again be partnered by Lando Norris, following an eye-catching rookie campaign for the youngest driver on the grid.
Norris, the third-youngest F1 racer in history, classified 11th in the standings.
McLaren will continue to use Renault power in 2020, the final campaign of its three-year deal, ahead of its return to Mercedes units from 2021.
Mercedes and AlphaTauri will be next to unveil their respective 2020 challengers on Friday.
Mercedes will undertake a shakedown at Silverstone with its W11 while AlphaTauri’s ATO1 will be unveiled during a fashion-themed event in Salzburg.