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This Argument Is Tarnishing The Image Of The Sport

The FIA has issued a statement to say that they will investigate the events surrounding last weekend’s championship deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw Max Verstappen crowned champion.

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I Didn’t Expect P3 Today

McLaren Racing’s Lando Norris says he is very happy as he didn’t expect to be starting Sunday’s Formula One season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from third place.

The Englishman set a time of 01:22.931s and speaking following the action he said:

“I’m very happy. I didn’t expect to be P3 today, but the car felt in a good position going into qualifying and I also felt like I did a very good lap when I needed to in my second run in Q3. Everything came together and I gave myself the best position for tomorrow to score some good points. So, I’m excited and looking forward to the race, which is going to be tough – but we’ll give it our best.”

Daniel Ricciardo starts the race from tenth place on grid with a time of 01:23.409s and speaking following the action he said:

“It was a tricky session. The new tyre was my biggest problem, I just wasn’t able to take another step with it. I’ve got to look into whether there’s something I can do differently to get the tyre in the right window. It’s on me to try to figure that out.

“Otherwise, we’ll try to do something from where we start tomorrow. Hopefully, there’s a few things happening that we can make the most of. Lando was strong, I’m really happy for him in third. Obviously, we’d love to be further up there with him, but I just didn’t have it today.”

McLaren Racing Formula One Team Principal Andreas Seidl commented saying:

A very good result from the final qualifying session of the MCL35M at the end of a long season. Lando pulled out a sensational final lap to take P3 – he’ll have a front row seat for tomorrow’s championship battle between Lewis and Max. Unfortunately, on Daniel’s side, he couldn’t extract the maximum from the new Soft tyre with his final attempt, which meant P10 for him.

“We’re looking forward to finishing the season on a high. We want to score good points, let’s go for it.”


McLaren Racing Announce Partnership With Immersive Labs

McLaren Racing announced on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that they have entered into a partnership with Immersive Labs with the McLaren Formula One team beginning with this weekend race on Yas Island.

Immersive Labs empowers organisations to continuously measure and optimise human cyber capabilities, helping large businesses protect against and respond to emerging threats. McLaren Racing will use the Immersive Labs platform to provide real-time data on the cyber knowledge, skills, and judgement of both technical and non-technical teams, map this to risk and optimise human capabilities.

Immersive Lab branding will appear on the front suspension arm of the McLaren MCL35M’s driven by Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris from this weekend onwards.

Speaking about the news, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said:

“People and technology are critically important elements of our team, and we are excited to work with Immersive Labs to support in developing the human cyber capabilities which will empower us to better navigate risk. We operate at race pace both on and off-track, and we look forward to this partnership accelerating the human element of our cyber security.”

James Hadley, CEO of Immersive Labs commented on the new partnership saying:

As the impact of cyber risk spreads across the business, it is no longer the preserve of the geeks in the basement. Organisations must respond as a whole, which means continually optimising the cyber knowledge, skills and judgment of everyone from executives to technical teams, at pace.

“Competing in Formula 1 is no different, requiring technology and humans working together in unison to stay ahead. For this reason, the partnership with McLaren Racing is an excellent fit

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McLaren Duo Excited About Abu Dhabi

The McLaren Racing Formula One team heads into this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the reconfigured Yas Marina circuit aiming for a strong finish to what has been an extremely long season. Speaking ahead of the race, Lando Norris commented saying:

“I’m looking forward to Abu Dhabi after a disappointing weekend in Saudi Arabia. I think we deserved a lot more and hopefully that luck turns this weekend. It’s a new layout at Abu Dhabi, so I’m excited to try it out. We had a good one there last year, hopefully we can end the season strongly there again this year.”

Daniel Ricciardo is also excited about this weekend’s race and being back on track so soon following the last race and speaking ahead of the event this weekend the Australian said:

“One last time out for the season in Abu Dhabi, I’m looking forward to getting back on track so quickly after the last. I’m hopeful the changes to the circuit should improve the racing, which could make it exciting on Sunday. After a strong result on Sunday last weekend, I’m aiming to score some more decent points and end the season on a high.

McLaren Racing Formula One Team Principal Andreas Seidl commented saying:

“After a long year of racing, we head to Abu Dhabi ready to give it our all one last time this season. We can be proud of the progress we’ve made this year. At the outset of the season, our aim was to continue to further close the gap to the front of the field and we’ve managed to achieve that. But the job isn’t done yet and with one grand prix left to race, there’s still the opportunity to maximise our performance and score good points. This weekend we’ll be racing with a one-off livery too, marking the launch of our partner Vuse’s Driven By Change campaign. I can’t wait to see it out on track under the lights. Let’s go racing!”