At McLaren-Honda, they are confident they will see the checkered flag in Melbourne, even though they have encountered countless problems at tests in Jerez. “They will be at a similar level as Renault and Ferrari,” says David Coultard. “They had an extra year to develop the equipment, given that they announced a return to Formula 1 two years ago. . " McLarn chassis designer Matt Morris is aware that the tests were not the best. He said: "The number of laps we did was not satisfactory, but we still found some things that indicate that our car is good. Due to the lack of kilometers, we slowed down development in some areas, such as the airport.