Friday, 13 February 2015

Dennis - MP4-30 full potential may not be seen until Chnia


McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis has called on his team to be patient when it comes to their expectations in relation to the performance of the MP4-30.

Dennis believes that it will take two to three Grand Prix before the Woking based outfit unlock the full potential of their new partnership with Honda. The team endured a difficult start to their 2015 preparations at the opening winter test in Jerez last week but they will have an upgrade power unit package for next weeks’ test in Barcelona.

In Jerez, over the course of the four day test the team completed just 79 laps however they were expecting this and are hopeful that the issues they suffered in Jerez will be resolved at the next test.

Despite the problems with the car both Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso feel that the team are making progress. Dennis revealed that the team have taken calculated risks with the development of the new car and that they have seen an issue with the car they have spent time figuring out what the issue was due in part to the fact that McLaren are trying brand new technologies with their new car.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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