McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl is happy to have been given the “freedom” to develop a “clear plan” for the team’s future.

Seidl joined McLaren last year to take over as team principal and has overseen several key changes at the Woking outfit, including a switch to Mercedes power from 2021, a reshuffle of the management structure and an upgraded windtunnel facility.

Already the work is paying off with McLaren claiming P4 in the 2019 Constructors’ Championship, their best finish since 2012, while Carlos Sainz scored their first podium since 2014 with P3 in Brazil last year.

Continuing their progress up the grid is the main aim for McLaren, and while the budget cap from 2021 should make that easier, Seidl says that an in-house plan is coming together to take the team back to the top of F1.

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