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Whitmarsh: We should have put up more points

"I know that there are stories and speculation that swirl around, and I guess that's F1 and I think we're content to get on with the job quietly," he said, "As I said earlier, I think we're very focused on trying to do a good job here.

"I think it seems [to have taken] a long time because of the speculation that people have made, but when you sit down and seriously put your mind to entering into a new contract it doesn't take too long. I think it's a question of priorities and other things we've been doing. I'm sure he will want more money and I'm sure we will want to pay less - that's how business normally works.

"As I said earlier, it's not a question of putting on a brave face, it's a question of focusing on doing our job, and we're concentrating on this year's championship. I think speculation on next year is something that we don't need to entertain or respond to so we're focusing on the here and now. We might wait until [the end of the season], you never know."

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September 22, 2012 9:50 AM
Last Edited 860 days ago

@ Brad, after Australia 09, i think that was the reason he was put in place, in yesterdays press conference Ron may not have been so amicable. I think they have every right to be cautiously optimistic though.


September 22, 2012 9:40 AM
Last Edited 860 days ago

I obviously don't have much to back this up, but something tells me that Whitmarsh has not been the best thing for Mclaren over the recent years. He knows his job, but we can all see that he's definitley not Uncle Ron, who would have eked at least one championship out of the last few seasons, and made sure things like the twitter debacle wouldn't even happen, imo. I don't have much against him, but to me he comes off as almost too nice.

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