McLaren is the third team to run the new power source for the first time. The team posted a video of the ‘fire-up’ on YouTube. The so-called ‘fire-up’ is always an important moment for the team as the car can then be admired in its entirety for the first time: the chassis, the drive, the engine, the gearbox and the other parts. In a few weeks the cars will be shown for the first time, after which the first tests will take place in Barcelona.
After Ferrari and Mercedes follows now too McLaren with a ‘fire-up’. The team from Woking uses one for the last year Renaultengine, because next year the team will switch to the Mercedes power source.