McLaren will launch their next Formula 1 challenger in mid-February having hidden the news in an image on social media.

    The team that finished fifth in the 2022 constructors' championship will unveil their 2023 Formula 1 car – due to be driven by Lando Norris and rookie Oscar Piastri – on February 13 at the McLaren Technology Centre.

    The outfit announced the news on Twitter having hidden the date on a sticky note in one of their images...

    “I’m looking forward to being able to show what I have, but also there’s undoubtedly going to be things to learn along the way, and I think Lando’s a very strong team mate to be able to learn from. I think it’ll be a good working relationship,” said Piastri of his new team mate.

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    “We’re both quite similar in age, we’ve got a few friends in common, like I said, so I’m confident that we’ll be able to work well together and hopefully bring the whole team more towards the front of the grid – that’s the aim.”

    McLaren's former Team Principal Andreas Seidl left the team at the end of the 2022 season to join Sauber as Chief Executive Officer, while Andrea Stella replaces him in the role.