McLaren MCL60 reveals Red Bull inspiration in first upgrade images
McLaren has openly acknowledged that they started the 2023 Formula 1 campaign below their target performance level, falling behind the leading teams instead of making strides towards them as originally intended. However, the Austrian Grand Prix is seen as the starting point for McLaren’s resurgence, as the MCL60 receives its first significant overhaul on the path towards becoming a more competitive B-Spec contender.
Ahead of the race weekend in Austria, McLaren provided a sneak peek at their newly-introduced modifications, which primarily focus on the sidepod area. These changes have been described as a combination of Aston Martin and Red Bull influences, the latter not surprising considering Mercedes and Ferrari have already adopted sidepod solutions similar to the dominant Red Bull team this season through major upgrade packages.