McLaren F1 has struggled to achieve much over the last couple of seasons. In 2017 it seemed that the problems might be to do with the switch to a Honda engine, but problems seem to continue into 2018 after the team changed again to a Renault engine.
In fact, in 2018, McLaren doesn’t come anywhere close to the top three positions in the Formula One constructors’ rankings.
So What Is Going On at McLaren?
The new boss, Zak Brown, believes that the problems stem from too many people being involved in every decision. That individuals within the organisation have no autonomy to make an informed decision without taking it to a committee. This slows everything down and means that changes can take months to be implemented.
While he feels that they’re in need of new blood in the team, he is also aware that there is a plethora of talent within the existing team that is being strangled by the complex structure and decision-making process. So while new people often bring with them fresh ideas, those of the existing team should also be allowed to flourish.
Hopefully, some of these changes will be able to be put in place quickly enough to affect results in the latter half of the season so they can at least leave the 2018 season on a high at the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
This race is the only one of the series to take place in twilight, and the changing light from daylight to darkness makes it a challenging race for drivers. In recent years the drivers’ championship has also been decided here.
These two factors make it an exhilarating event to attend for any F1 enthusiast. If you get the opportunity to go, it will certainly be a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. Companies such as https://edgeglobalevents.com/f1-paddock-club/f1-paddock-club-abu-dhabi/ can arrange packages for you, including entrance to the exclusive F1 Paddock Club Abu Dhabi.
So as McLaren attempt to sort out their internal structure and wrangling, only time will tell if they’re able to make any improvements on a thus far dismal 2018 or whether they will have to wait for 2019. Zak Brown certainly hopes these changes will help to put McLaren back in pole position.