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McLaren F1 drivers face off boss at Silverstone

Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo faced off against Zack Brown on the wet track at Silverstone. Who will emerge victorious from this fratricidal race?

Last year, the Silverstone circuit hosted a race between Toto Wolff, Mercedes-AMG boss Petronas F1 and his drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. This year, at the same location, thehe McLaren team decided to organize an identical race between the boss and the drivers.

We therefore find Zack Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, against Lando Norris, young English prodigy and the most experienced Daniel Ricciardo.

Three cars for three drivers

If Mercedes had made the same car available to everyone, here everyone is entitled to their specific mount. Zack Brown enjoys a 620R approved for the road, Daniel Ricciardo rides in a 720S while Lando Norris is driving a McLaren GT. Three ultimately very different supercars which will have to be driven in not really ideal conditions.

On the wet track, Ricciardo puts on a show by drifting his 720S multiple times. Sometimes with a few hiccups! But this is not totally his fault since we learn later that his car is downgrading in an untimely way. A loose cable runs close to the paddles on the steering wheel.

The big winner is finally Zack Brown. Not that surprising since he was a racing driver in the past. The fact that he was in the most suitable car for racing probably also had to help.

Technical sheets that leave you dreaming

As a reminder, the McLaren 620R embarks a V8 3.8 biturbo with 620 hp and 619 Nm of couple. The 720S is also powered by a twin-turbo V8, but with a larger displacement. This 4.0 is the most powerful on the board with 720 hp and 770 Nm of couple. The McLaren GT by Norris is probably the least suitable for the track with a Grand Tourism orientation. Picking up the V8 4.0 biturbo of the 720S, it is deflated to 620 ch (the same power as the 620R) for 630 Nm of torque.

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