Team Principal Andreas Seidl offered his season review for McLaren, saying they have a sense of direction with results to boot.

McLaren have been on the rise ever since the calamitous Honda days. Good drivers, competent team members and a positive attitude have seen them in the thick of most of the action.

2021 was a great year for the team having won their first race in many years. The only low point was losing P3 in the Constructors’ Championship to Ferrari after leading them for much of the season.

With the 2021 season behind him, Seidl offered his season review for McLaren, saying they achieved all the objectives they laid out and are on track for more success.

“So far, so good,” he told the official F1 website.  

“If you look back at the last two and half years and what we have achieved, I’m happy with the steps we could make, but also know we still have a long way to go.

“The objective we have is getting back to the front and being a position to fight for race wins every single weekend. But I’m definitely happy with what we have achieved so far.”

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McLaren (pictured) had a season that ticked their boxes. Source: formula1.com

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“It’s very impressive to see the steps Lando (Norris) has made the last two years,” he continued.

“It’s great to see how he’s pulling it off inside the car and outside the car weekend by weekend. It’s great to see how he interacts with the team, how he helps me also in order to push the team forward. I think that everything that we have seen so far with him, he has everything he needs to become a top, top guy in this sport.

“I’m definitely happy with the line-up we are having. We have a good mix of the youth Lando is having, and at the same time being experienced going into third year with us; and then we have Daniel (Ricciardo) who has shown in the past with all his experience he is a race winner; if he has the right material, he can win races.

“I’m happy we have these two guys with us for several more years and looking forward to celebrating a lot more success with them in the future,” he concluded.

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