F1 2019, Japanese Grand Prix: Race Predictions
#3 McLaren Best of the Rest
McLaren’s decision to join hands with Renault for the supply of engines had brought some degree of success to the team. The Woking-based outfit has paved way for McLaren-Mercedes partnership to come back to the grid from 2021. Despite this, their years with Renault have not been a complete waste.
The team has scored a century of points for the first time since 2014. They have not challenged Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull, but they are comfortably fourth in the championship standings for now.
Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, both, have often pulled impressive performances from a proverbial hat this season. As any Grand Prix related events for Saturday were either cancelled or postponed, the teammates spent the day challenging each other at a game of FIFA. The competitive streak would spill over once racing resumes and it would be foolish to discard the McLaren boys.Published 13 Oct 2019, 06:45 IST