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McLaren has had a bittersweet season so far. It has mostly been bitter with Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri finishing towards the far end of the grid on occasions they could finish without a DNF. However, the duo did finish in the top 10 at Melbourne and Baku, making up for the sweet bit of the bitter-sweet observation. While Zak Brown addressed this, calling his car temperamental and also staying realistic for Monaco.

While Lando Norris, who has been a podium winner in 2021, aimed at a top-10 finish this year, Zak has also issued cautious statements. He began by admitting that Miami was a horror show. But then went on to state that though they cannot win, Monaco might suit their car better.

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As quoted by Formula 1, Brown said, “I think we will go alright in Monaco; we obviously came to the table with an underdeveloped car at the start of the year. We knew that we called our shot, and it turned out we knew we weren’t going to be where we want to be. But the exciting part is we think we are going to get a lot better. For Monaco, not a lot of development, so I think it is going to be more the second half of the year. But we’ve run well at Monaco, and we think it’s a track that suits our car more than Miami.” But this has made fans unhappy.


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Fans unhappy with the McLaren CEO Zak Brown after an underwhelming show

The CEO said though the field is tight, they should be okay. This pinning of high hopes on the iconic street circuit has triggered fans beyond measure. Take a look at a few comments from F1 Twitter.


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And while this is the first time Zak Brown has been called out for his lack of delivery in F1, the jibes keep getting aggressive with time.


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