McLaren has confirmed Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz will remain with the team for the 2020 Formula 1 season.

The Woking-based outfit is enjoying its best start to a campaign since 2014 as it sits fourth in the constructors’ championship after nine rounds, 20 points clear of fifth-placed Renault.

Sainz, who joined McLaren from Renault this year, has flourished under the role as team leader, scoring two sixth-places in a run of five points finishes from the last six races.

Norris, having graduated from Formula 2, has impressed in his rookie season, securing two third row starts in France and Austria and finishing inside the points at four races.

Following a difficult end to 2018 McLaren opted for a complete overhaul of its technical and leadership team, as part of its attempts to return to the front of the grid.

“Today’s announcement provides the team with the continuity to keep pushing forward,” said McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl.

“The performance of both Carlos and Lando have been a key part of the team’s progress. Their feedback has enabled our engineers to develop the MCL34 and look ahead to the MCL35.

“Carlos has played a key role in developing the car using his experience, while Lando has got up to speed with the demands of Formula 1 incredibly quickly and is growing in confidence every weekend.

“This is welcome news for the whole McLaren team and we look forward to continuing our partnership together.”

McLaren CEO Zak Brown added: “I’m delighted we’re able to announce our 2020 driver line-up ahead of the team’s home race at the British Grand Prix this weekend.

“Both Carlos and Lando are proving themselves as racers and are integral to our path to recovery.

“They have made a real contribution to the positive momentum and morale within the team, both at the track and back at the factory.

“The reception they’ve received from our fans has been outstanding and they are superb ambassadors for the McLaren brand, personifying our Fearlessly Forward mentality.”