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While it is true that this season could be a bit more complicated than normal for McLaren due to the engine change and existing limitations, Andreas Seidl, Woking team principal, has ensured that his intention is to continue to improve and look forward. specifically to the positions above.
Trust within the team
After matching their best result since 2012 with a third position, McLaren knows that it will not be easy to repeat that position this season, despite this, they have recognized that initially they will only look towards the positions above with the intention of continuing to reduce the gap. with Mercedes AMG F1, a team that dominates the category with an iron fist.
Talking to GPFans, these were the words of Andreas Seidl: “I think we know exactly where we are. Still there is a big difference with the cars in front of us, especially with Mercedes. But we know that It is a gap that we will not close from one year to the next“.
McLaren has a plan to keep moving forward and closer to the top spots: “But again, I can say that we have a clear plan of how we want to reduce this deficit. It will take time but I’m sure sIf we do the right things on the team, we can close this gap in a few years“.
Highlighting the work of James Key
Having said that, Andreas Seidl also wanted to give credit to the technical director’s work on the progress of McLaren during this last period: “I think the most important thing is, first of all, to say that the team under the leadership of James Key has produced a very competitive car. It was a huge step forward compared to what we had in 2019 “.
“It was also great to see that despite all the challenges of the pandemic, the team continued to push hard on engineering and production to continually bring improvements to the track that generally continued to increase the performance of the car.”added the Woking team manager to finish.
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