McLaren keeps dynamic Sainz and Norris duo for 2020


McLaren has confirmed that both Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris will remain with the Woking-based outfit next season.

The dynamic duo is in its first year with McLaren, with Sainz arriving from Renault at the end of 2018 while Norris completed two successful formative years in the junior ranks - in GP3 and in F2 - before undertaking his maiden season in F1.

"I’m delighted we’re able to announce our 2020 driver line-up ahead of the team’s home race at the British Grand Prix this weekend," said McLaren

"Both Carlos and Lando are proving themselves as racers and are integral to our path to recovery.

"They have made a real contribution to the positive momentum and morale within the team, both at the track and back at the factory."

After a dismal period of under-performance, F1's second most successful outfit is finally enjoying a long-awaited resurgence, with Sainz and Norris' results placing McLaren currently at the head of F1's midfield.

"Today’s announcement provides the team with the continuity to keep pushing forward," added team boss Andreas Seidl.

"The performance of both Carlos and Lando have been a key part of the team’s progress.

"Their feedback has enabled our engineers to develop the MCL34 and look ahead to the MCL35.


"Carlos has played a key role in developing the car using his experience, while Lando has got up to speed with the demands of Formula 1 incredibly quickly and is growing in confidence every weekend.

"This is welcome news for the whole McLaren team and we look forward to continuing our partnership together."

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