In Formula 1, the start of a new calendar year is always a breathless rush.
The production cycle on the new car hits its stride, with the manufacturing and assembly departments working flat-out to ready the MCL32 for its track debut. Meanwhile, the marketing team works tirelessly to seamlessly pull together not only an integrated digital launch, but a huge physical event, which was viewed by no less than 1179 guests on the day.
From there, the car and operational team flies immediately to Barcelona, for two long, difficult weeks of Formula 1 testing. With barely a pause for breath, the whole operation then returns to the McLaren Technology Centre as the wheels are once again set in motion to transport the race team and cars to the other side of the world, for the first race of the year, in Melbourne, Australia, next weekend.
Read more about how we're spending our week, from Barcelona to Australia: www.mclrn.co/AusDiary