[ 2020 ] Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

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Not sure if anyone caught this story so just posting for your interest :

McLaren has completed a reshuffle of its senior staff ahead of the 2020 Formula 1 season, Autosport has learned, with long-time engineering chief Andrea Stella promoted to racing director.


McLaren finished the 2019 season fourth in the constructors' championship, outperforming the Renault outfit that supplies its engines, during a season in which structural changes were also made.

Team principal Andreas Seidl arrived, as well as technical director James Key, and played a part in a new structure designed to end its previous style of "matrix" management.

Following an in-depth analysis of the team, McLaren has now moved Stella from his previous role as performance director to racing director - a position that Seidl had temporarily held while he decided on a permanent successor.

Stella will now take charge of race engineering and operations functions at grand prix weekends, but will also maintain his engineering responsibilities.

He will work closely with Key to ensure good correlation between track performance and technical developments.

Paul James will continue in his team manager role, and will report to Stella, while Piers Thynne will remain as production director.

The change has been made to better streamline the decision-making process at the factory and on race weekends and Seidl wants the three main divisions reporting to him.

Speaking at the end of the season, and before the decision was made to move Stella into a new role, Seidl said a clear structure was essential.



"Since I started, I put in place straight away a very clear traditional motorsport organisation with three big departments," he told Autosport.

"This was the technical engineering under the leadership of James Key, production under the leadership of Piers Thynne, which was an internal promotion, and then the racing side under the leadership of Andrea Stella as performance director and Paul James as team manager.

"It was important for me to have these characters straight from the beginning because I like clear responsibilities and also clear reporting lines, plus an organisation which is easy to understand for the entire team.

"Now knowing how the regulations look, we're in the middle of the process to really analyse for each of these departments - how do we think they need to be shaped in the future in order to extract the maximum as a team."

In recent months, McLaren has also committed to a Mercedes engine supply for 2021 onwards and it is currently updating its windtunnel.

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14777 ... e-for-2020

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On a separate note- is the new wind tunnel going to be in operation for the 2021 designing?

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I can't remember where, but I think I read it somewhere that the wind tunnel will be ready for the 2022 car and not for the 2021. Given that McLaren already has a 2021 car model in the wind tunnel right now, I am assuming that means the wind tunnel will be ready for 2021.

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I also recall reading it will only be finished by End 2020...

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Mansell89 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:20 pm
On a separate note- is the new wind tunnel going to be in operation for the 2021 designing?
No 2022, confirmed by Seidl.

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Mansell89 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:20 pm
On a separate note- is the new wind tunnel going to be in operation for the 2021 designing?
As other's have confirmed, the 2021 car is already in the wind tunnel in Cologne (Toyota's one). By the time McLaren have built theirs the 2021 car will be past the development stage and nearing fabrication. 2022 car will be straight in when it's ready.

*Side Note: writing down 2021 and 2022 car looks and feels weird. Time is flying by...

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Xero wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Mansell89 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:20 pm
On a separate note- is the new wind tunnel going to be in operation for the 2021 designing?
As other's have confirmed, the 2021 car is already in the wind tunnel in Cologne (Toyota's one). By the time McLaren have built theirs the 2021 car will be past the development stage and nearing fabrication. 2022 car will be straight in when it's ready.

*Side Note: writing down 2021 and 2022 car looks and feels weird. Time is flying by...
I think it's important to note that the regulations changes in 2021 have that car in the wind tunnel. Otherwise they just take what needs to be improved on the current years aero and keeps building on it.

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bye bye Alonso...
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extensions for both Norris and Sainz?

Hope so.

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New numbers format for Carlos and Lando

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waynes wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:29 pm
extensions for both Norris and Sainz?

Hope so.
Didn't they sign new deals last season?
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NathanOlder wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:20 pm
waynes wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:29 pm
extensions for both Norris and Sainz?
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Hope so.
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Didn't they sign new deals last season?
Maybe it has something to do with Carlos.
He arrived two hours ago in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2020.
A moment ago on his Insta story a video, something with CNBC. :?:

https://www.instagram.com/stories/carlossainz55/

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NathanOlder wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Didn't they sign new deals last season?
crikey, that news completely passed me by :D

Norris was indeed extended before the British GP and Sainz is contracted until the end of this coming season