McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh insists that the F1 title race isn't over after Lewis Hamilton ensured that Red Bull were beaten for a second straight race in Germany.

Hamilton beat Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to victory at the Nurburgring just two weeks after the Spaniard clinched honours in the British Grand Prix.

Despite those results, Red Bull maintain a 112 point lead in the constructors' championship while Hamilton is 82 points behind Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' standings as the best placed driver not in Red Bull colours.

However, Whitmarsh insists that the gaps can be closed through the remainder of the season if McLaren and Ferrari can keep the pressure on and that the championship fight can go some way towards matching the huge battle seen last year.

"Before Ferrari's win two weeks ago and ours today everyone was talking about a runaway championship," he told the Guardian following the Nurburgring race. "Ferrari are going to be strong for the rest of the year I'm very sure, and hopefully we will as well and can make this another fantastic championship like we had last year.

"We are never going to be satisfied, even with a win. We are not going to be satisfied until we are winning all the races. We are going to keep pushing and it is going to be a great championship."

McLaren have won three of the ten races run so far this season, with Hamilton the only other driver aside from Vettel to have taken more than one victory after wracking up his second win of the campaign in Germany.


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