McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is confident that the Woking based outfit have solved the clutch problems that blighted their Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend. Kevin Magnussen retired from the race on lap 40 while Jenson Button was also forced to retire from the race with an identical problem.
Speaking during the two day in-season test session Bahrain this week, Boullier said that the problem that the team encountered during the race on Sunday was 'a once off' The team suffered no major problems during this week's test at the Sakhir circuit.
Boullier believes that the Woking based outfit are the second fastest team behind Mercedes and that the Brackley based squad can be caught.
Speaking about the teams development programme Boullier says:
'We are aggressively developing now to make sure that we can catch up with them. We don't know if we will have caught them (Mercedes) by the European races, but we'll definitely try to close the gap as much as possible'
McLaren are currently in third place in the Constructors championship, 68 point's behind leaders Mercedes.
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