Tuesday, 16 September 2014

McLaren want to end the season on a high to take momentum into the Winter

Sporting Director Eric Boullier on the pit wall.
(McLaren Mercedes)

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier wants his outfit to 'dig deep' in the final six Grand Prix of the season. The Woking based team have struggled this year and have so far scored just two podium finishes this season which came at the season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia where Kevin Magnussen finished the race in second place  while Jenson Button finished the race in third place. 

McLaren are currently in fifth place in the Constructors championship just one point ahead of the Sahara Force India Formula One Team. Speaking ahead of this weekend's Singapore night race, Eric Boullier commented by saying:

'The start of the fly-aways marks the final chapter of the world championship season, It's a time when the whole team needs to dig deep as we continue our work to improve the car and carry some positive momentum across the winter and into next year. It's an important time for everyone - and it will be interesting to see how our car responds to the return to the high-downforce circuits that proliferate for the remainder of the year.'

McLaren have scored points in ever race since the Spanish Grand Prix in May and are currently on 110 points.

The team are currently 52 points behind fourth placed Ferrari in the Constructors championship while Jenson Button is currently in seventh place in the drivers championship on 72 points while Kevin Magnussen is currently in 12th place in the championship on 38 points.

Speaking about the finally six race's of the season, Jenson Button commented by saying:

''We had a positive showing at Spa and Monza, and we're continuing to develop and improve the car. As we move back to higher-downforce circuits, it'll be interesting to see how the pack reshuffles itself - I think we'll still be able to maintain our forward momentum..'

McLaren have yet to confirm their driver line-up for the 2015 season which will be a big year for the Woking based outfit due to the fact it will be their first season with a 'works' supply of Honda power units.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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