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The McLaren founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren, is one of the oldest active teams in F1 and has competed since 1966. The team won its first-ever Grand Prix at the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. Following Bruce McLaren’s death in a 1970 testing accident, Teddy Mayer overtook the leadership and led them to win their first-ever “Formula 1 constructors championship” in 1974. In the same year, Emerson Fittipaldi and James Hunt secured the team’s first-ever driver’s championship.

McLaren’s latest championship win was in 2008 with Lewis Hamilton, no world title has been recorded since then except for winning Grand Prix. McLaren faced a challenging season in 2023 with sixth place in the driver’s standing resulting in disappointment for fans.

People are curious about what steps McLaren will take to address the mistakes from last season, will they change their driver’s lineup? Who are the F1 drivers in the McLaren team? And are they ready to clinch the title in 2024? Know more below.

Who Is Going To Drive For McLaren In 2024?

Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri are the two young drivers who have been driving for McLaren since 2018. Lando has over 600 career points since he joined F1, but has secured only one pole position and has yet to claim a victory. On the other hand, Oscar claims 97 points with 0 victories to his name. While both young drivers showcase talent, they still fall short in achieving victories. McLaren has decided not to change their driver’s lineup for 2024, following drivers’ contracts ending in 2026. Norris, aged 24 is set to start his sixth season with McLaren, while the 22-year-old Piastri is set for his second season after debuting with the team in 2023.

Andrea Stella who has the shared McLaren leadership, appreciated Norris by saying, “he has brought a lot to the team holding the record for the most podiums without any win (13)”. “The relationship between Lando and Oscar I think is a point of strength for our team”, he said. The same drivers are set to start the season on March 2 in Bahrain.

Read more: F1 2024 Schedule: Dates, Calendar, Driver Line-Up, Testing Schedule, Grand Prix & More Details.

McLaren becomes the first to reveal their livery for 2024. The car features Orange and black more like a papaya which has been the colour scheme since 2018. The MCL38, McLaren’s 2024 livery is set to be unveiled on valentine’sDayy, it will proceed to Bahrain for the preseason testing starting on February 21. CEO Zak Brown expressed “We’re delighted to launch our 2024 Formula 1 livery ahead of the new season. The design looks awesome, and I can’t wait to go racing and see it come to life on track next month.

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Gaurang is a writer at the SportsOrbit covering articles related to F1,Gaurang was 14 when he cared more about playing football than studying. But when COVID hit and he had to stay home, he discovered Formula 1. It immediately caught his interest. Since then, he's been really into Formula 1, watching every race and learning all about it. He still loves football, but now he's also a big fan of Formula 1, especially Lewis Hamilton. Even though he loves racing, he still looks up to Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol.