McLaren – via an ‘accidental’ announcement from Lando Norris – have revealed that they will launch their new F1 car, the MCL35, on February 13.
Norris let slip the unveil date to thousands of viewers during a comical live stream on the team’s YouTube page, after walking in on a meeting at the McLaren Technology Centre.
“I heard it was on the 13th of February,” Norris told his colleagues. “Zak [Brown, McLaren CEO] told me it was on the 13th…”
Cue awkward responses from those in the meeting, before the stream was swiftly ended.
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) January 13, 2020
— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) January 13, 2020
That ‘leak’ from Norris (and marketing genius from McLaren) means the Woking outfit are the third team to confirm when they are revealing their new-for-2020 challenger, after Ferrari and Alpha Tauri.
Ferrari will launch their car on Tuesday, February 11, while Alpha Tauri, the team formerly known as Toro Rosso. are set for February 14.