McLaren’s Zak Brown Addresses Driver Tension Over Upgrade Disparity
McLaren CEO Zak Brown has addressed any potential tensions arising from the difference in car upgrades received by McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. The team expedited their upgrade plan after a lackluster start to the season, introducing new parts one race earlier than planned in Austria.
Due to the time constraints, the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) team could only manufacture parts for one car, and Norris was the fortunate recipient of the upgrades. Piastri, Norris’ teammate, is still in the process of catching up, as he received the previous specification used by Norris in Austria while the British driver will have further upgrades for his home race at Silverstone.