With McLaren recruiting one of the most sought-after drivers on the F1 grid, McLaren are in the enviable position of fielding two supremely talented drivers in the form of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.
Australian driver Ricciardo who is set to make his McLaren debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix finished both practice sessions behind his teammate Lando Norris. The team's German principal is excited to see how these two will get along as the season progresses.
"It's always interesting, of course, how these two guys are battling it out on track," Siedl told Sky Sports F1.
"Lando was very strong last year and made a good step compared to his first year. We expect him to make the next step this year. It's great for him to now have Daniel next to him as a key reference as a proven race winner, who himself has shown in the past that he can win races with the right material."
With Norris outpacing Ricciardo so far, the Australian seems to be on the back foot at least for the first Grand Prix of the year. Siedl says he is unconcerned by the turn of events and said he still expects the amiable Australian to deliver when it matters.
"I can't wait to finally see him in our car tomorrow in qualy and on Sunday in the race," Siedl remarked.
"Looking back now, the last two months, the integration really went very well. I think Daniel put in a lot of energy to be ready together with the team and now I'm simply happy to finally get going at the race weekend.
"In the end, we wanted to have Daniel on board, because we simply liked what he's doing in the qualifying session and in the race, that is all that matters.
Things certainly look good for McLaren as they head into the 2021 F1 season. The team has consistently made progress over the past three years and will now look to try and pinch their first Grand Prix win since 2012.