With pre-season testing to get underway shortly, two more Formula 1 teams have revealed their cars for the forthcoming 2019 season. The two teams in question both improved their position last year, yet showing the importance of context they hardly could be entering this season with more differing feelings. First McLaren unveiled its MCL34, a car it hopes will get the famous team at last closer to its former glories, at a launch event at its McLaren Technology Centre. The 2018 season was another desperate one for McLaren. It improved from ninth place in the constructors’ table in 2017 to sixth but a far greater improvement was expected after dropping its Honda engines for Renault. Instead the switch revealed shortcomings on its chassis side and a mid-season major management and technical reshuffle followed. All the while its various droughts extended a little further–McLaren hasn’t won a grand prix since 2012 and its last world championship was won in 2008.