McLaren has veered away from its conventional naming strategy by announcing the name of the 2023 Formula 1 car as the MCL60.
The MCL60 name reflects the team’s 60th anniversary of its foundation, and deviates from its usual numbering system, having raced with the MCL36 in 2022.
Upon Zak Brown’s appointment as McLaren’s CEO, the Woking-based side’s naming formula changed from MP4 – used during Ron Dennis’ reign – to MCL.
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McLaren’s MCL60 will be unveiled during a ceremony at its Woking factory on Monday.
McLaren ended the 2022 campaign fifth in the Constructors’ Championship, 14 points adrift of Alpine.
The team enters 2023 with a revised driver line-up of Lando Norris and rookie Oscar Piastri, following the departure of Daniel Ricciardo.