McLaren earmarks presentation date for 2022 MCL36


McLaren will pull the covers off its 2022 contender on February 11, putting the Woking-based outfit provisionally in second place for F1's presentation season.

McLaren says its Mercedes-powered MCL36 will be revealed to the public at 19:00 GMT during a live show from the McLaren Technology Center conducted in partnership with Sky Sports F1.

McLaren fans will be able to watch the presentation on all the team's social media channels as well as on Sky Sports F1.

Furthermore, fans will also be able to hear at the event from the Arrow McLaren SP, McLaren Extreme E and McLaren Shadow teams ahead of their 2022 season.

Despite the restrictive nature of Formula 1's all-new 2022 regulations, McLaren technical boss James Key expects the emergence of a few creative ideas, although the Briton is giving nothing away regarding his team's own design.

"The rules are written restrictively, but that stimulates innovation," Key recently said. "I expect to see different ideas.

"We'll all see what the others have been up to. At the same time, everyone must first ensure that what was predicted in the factory actually transfers to the track.

"The correlation will be checked. We will compare strengths and weaknesses. I think from 2023 the teams will come closer together under these regulations because the major trends beyond 2022 will be identified."

Last year, after sitting third in Formula 1's pecking order during the first half of the 2021 season, McLaren was overhauled by Ferrari and finished fourth in the Constructors' standings.

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