As the 2021 Formula 1 season comes to a close, teams around the paddock have been ramping up in testing and innovation for the new 2022 car.
A concept version of the car was unveiled earlier this year at the British Grand Prix that featured changes in the aerodynamics of the body and low-profile 18-inch wheels that seek to deliver more competitive racing on the track.
“It’s a very different car to drive. In a way not as nice as this season,” said the young F1 star.
Norris added that McLaren doesn’t even have their actual Formula 1 car yet in the Woking-based factory.
“The car we have in the factory, it’s not even a car. It’s a drawing and some paper. I don’t think we will see it for many more months, maybe not until next year in a way.”
“We’ve seen some of the drawings and the designs for next season, but every week, it’s something new and something different, because there’s so many different things with the car”
2-time world champion, Fernando Alonso, also shared his thoughts on what could be one of the most challenging winter breaks in Formula 1 history,
“In terms of adaptation, I don’t think it’s going to be a big difference. It’s just some hard work, or harder than any other winter, because we will have to spend a little bit more time in the simulator together with the team.”