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Whitmarsh: Bruce McLaren would be proud

As he praises McLaren for its 'relentless and dedicated engineering and development' in F1 2010, Martin Whitmarsh muses that the team's eponymous founder would be proud indeed of what his creation has achieved...
As he asserted that McLaren-Mercedes can now 'be a threat at the majority of the remaining races on the calendar' in the F1 2010 World Championship, Martin Whitmarsh has mused that Bruce McLaren would be immensely proud of what the team he founded almost half a century ago has achieved this year to-date.

Buoyed by back-to-back one-two successes in Istanbul and Montreal, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will arrive in Valencia this week for the forthcoming European Grand Prix riding the crest of a wave and indubitably the men to beat.

Both team and drivers are now installed at the head of their respective title chases, and the harbourside streets of the mid-Spanish city are widely-tipped to suit the MP4-25 down to the ground, meaning McLaren is odds-on to make it a third triumph in swift succession and really stamp its mark on proceedings. And that, team principal Whitmarsh underlines, is the product of a tireless worth ethic and an unbridled hunger to succeed.

“After two consecutive one-twos, it certainly felt like Bruce McLaren himself was looking down on us and smiling, particularly after we recently commemorated the 40th anniversary of his death,” the Englishman opined. “I'm sure Bruce would also have appreciated the relentless and dedicated approach we have taken to the engineering and development of the MP4-25 – I think we've shown in the past two races that we lack nothing in terms of hunger and motivation.

“Of course, we're no strangers to relentless development – it's one of the team's greatest strengths – and we're absolutely committed to maximising every last component in the search for performance. Nothing is too small to be overlooked, and it's that holistic approach that really brings rewards, allowing us to eke out performance in every single area of the car.

“It's also an approach we're increasingly focussing on with the team; we're looking at pit-stops, engineering, strategy – and we're seeing practical and material benefits in those areas, too. With our car being constantly developed, I believe we can continue to be a threat at the majority of the remaining races on the calendar.”



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