When McLaren unveil their challenger for the 2014 season, the MP4-29, in an online launch a week on Friday, they will hope to learn from some of the mistakes that followed last year's launch.
The 2013 season was an unmitigated disaster after the team bucked trend with a complete redesign of their car rather than play safe with an evolution of the MP4-27. The result was that the team endured their worst season for 30 years with not a single podium finish to their credit.
With the 2014 engine regulations set to shake up the sport more than ever before, McLaren has reason to believe that next season can’t possibly be as bad, especially as the team decided to focus its efforts on next year’s car earlier than much of the competition.
Here are five things the Woking team can look to do in order to kick-start the climb back to the top of the grid.