Tuesday, 29 July 2014

McLaren looking for improvements following disappointing Hungarian Grand Prix

Eric Boullier in the paddock.
(McLaren Mercedes)

McLaren Mercedes head into the Formula One summer break following a disappointing Hungarian Grand Prix which yielded just the one point for the Woking based outfit. Jenson Button who took his very first Formula One victory in Hungary back in 2006 and had a great start to the race. The team gambled on a tyre strategy which saw Button on a set of Intermediates while the other drivers were switching to the Option tyre.

Button went on to finish the race in 10th place and McLaren are currently in 6th place in the Constructors championship just one point behind the Sahara Force India F1 Team.

McLaren Racing Director Eric Bouiller has said that after the issue with the strategy on Sunday the Woking based outfit will make a number of changes in how they carry out strategy calls. Jenson Button started the race in 7th place and finished in 10th place while Kevin Magnussen started the race from the pit-lane and finished the race in 12th place just outside the points.

McLaren like a number of the teams have stepped up their game in recent race's and following the Summer break they head to the Belgian Grand Prix where in 2012 Jenson Button won the race after starting the race from pole position and although they don't expect to challenging for the win in Spa the team certainly appear to be moving in the right direction with just two Grand Prix remaining on the European leg of the season.

The team certainly have the resources that will enable them to make their way back up the grid. 

© Ben Johnston 2014

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