Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Morris believes McLaren will soon benefit from restructuring within the team

Kevin Magnussen makes a pitstop.
(McLaren Mercedes)

McLaren engineering director Matt Morris believes that the team will soon reap the rewards of the recent restructuring programme that has taken place in recent months at the outfit. 

After a difficult 2013 season which saw the team fail to score a podium finish, 2014 has also seen the Woking based team struggle having scored just two podium finishes which came at the season opening Australian Grand Prix back in March.

Speaking to the official McLaren F1 website, Morris commented:

'We need to continue to catch up with our competitors as quickly as possible. he went on to say: 

'We also need to ensure that our new 2015 power unit integrates into the MP4-30 as seamlessly as possible, and that we continue to develop our already strong relationship with our new engine partner.'

The team find themselves in sixth place in the Constructors championship, 6 points behind the Sahara Force India Formula One Team. 

The team are making huge changes with Honda coming in to supply the outfit next season which will be a huge change for the outfit as they will be looking to produce a competitive car right from the start of pre-season testing which is scheduled to get underway in February next year.

The outfit are yet to confirm their driver plans for next season but it is believed that Jenson Button will be kept on next season.

Morris has admitted however that there are still people to come in and indeed go out of the team in the coming months which could potentially be related to drivers. 

The team have not ruled out the potential of running the new 1.6 litre V6 turbocharged Honda power unit at the end of season test that takes place following the conclusion of the 2014 Formula One season at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi at the end on November.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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