Former Formula One and McLaren driver John Watson expects the Woking based outfit to be much stronger at next weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Watson believes however that the team have a lot of work to do but that the new MP4-30 chassis has shown potential and once Honda have got on top of the reliability of their power unit the team will be very competitive.
Jenson Button has already stated that he believes that the team will be in a position to challenge for top ten finishes once Formula One hits the European leg of the season next month.
The Woking based outfit were challenging the likes of Scuderia Toro Rosso and the Sahara Force India Formula One Team last time out in Malaysia before both Fernando Alonso and Jens Button both retired from the race.
Watson who drive for McLaren during the 1980’s winning four Grand Prix went on to say that the team and the fans need to be patient and that is will be the end of year before the team unlock the potential of the entire package.
Watson went on to say that the team will be hoping to win Grand Prix next season and in 2017 before they are challenging for victories.
© Ben Johnston 2015