Within the unprecedented shake-up of group principals and CEOs that occurred earlier this week, McLaren boss Andreas Seidl left the group to take over the reins at Sauber beginning in January 2023.
F1 pundit Martin Brundle believes the change is unfavorable for the group’s drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. The German was appointed group principal of the Woking-based group in Might 2019 and has performed an enormous half within the rising success of the group.
Talking to Sky Sports activities, Brundle emphasised that Seidl’s departure from McLaren was not very surprising, though it may create a disruption for the group. He stated:
“There’s little doubt about it, dropping Seidl is unhealthy information for McLaren going ahead. He’s had a long-term relationship with the Volkswagen group with Porsche so I can perceive what he’s performed and I can perceive why McLaren needed to expedite that. However this isn’t what they wanted.”
Lando Norris has made a long-term dedication to the group and is ready to stay with it till the tip of the 2025 season. Oscar Piastri, then again, might be making his F1 debut with the group, that means that the stakes are excessive for each drivers.
Brundle insists that Seidl leaving the group could possibly be disappointing for the 2 of them. He stated:
“The massive factor for McLaren is their new wind tunnel in 2024. So Lando might be it pondering, ‘why has Andreas jumped ship? What has Andreas seen at Audi, that he a lot prefers to McLaren?’ Oscar might be upset as effectively as a result of he would have performed all of the discussions, all of the imaginations, with Andreas, for Oscar to affix and Lando to remain. Lando could be very near Zak [Brown, CEO] and he’s doing an excellent job there, there’s construction at McLaren. I don’t panic within the slightest for them, however you possibly can’t learn this as excellent news.”
Lando Norris “pissed off” by false accusations of rivalry towards former McLaren teammate
Ever because the launch of the latest season of the Netflix docu-series “Drive to Survive”, the rivalry between Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo has been exaggerated. This has been a explanation for frustration for the 23-year-old who said that that is removed from the reality.
As reported by The Race, the Briton stated:
“It simply frustrates me once I see individuals attempting to make it appear to be we hate one another or that we don’t like one another, or have enjoyable or no matter. I hate that folks suppose that as a result of there’s not been one case the place that’s been the reality.”
Addressing the feedback that he beforehand made about not having “sympathy” for Ricciardo, Norris added:
“Being sincere, due to some sure feedback that I’ve stated, when it’s relating to what it’s been like a few of the issues Daniel’s struggled with this automotive, and I’ve simply been sincere and stated that it’s not my job to assist him. These feedback, individuals only for some cause take it as I don’t like him, that I’m not pals with him and we don’t get alongside. Then they simply see like a headline and simply wish to consider every thing like that. I don’t know why else they’d consider it.”
Daniel Ricciardo parted methods with the group on the finish of the 2022 season after ending eleventh within the drivers’ championship.