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Whitmarsh: We’ve made it too easy for Red Bull

Red Bull have had it too easy in the F1 title race according to McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted that Sebastian Vettel has had things 'too easy' after storming into the F1 championship lead.

Victory in the last four races has allowed Vettel to roar into the championship lead with a 13 point lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton retaining only the slimmest of slim hopes of winning a second title.

Red Bull could also wrap up the constructors' championship this weekend at Yas Marina and Whitmarsh admitted that his own team had made it too easy for the defending champions in the title race.

"They've a fast car, a driver who is consistent and the team has been doing a good job,” he was quoted by the Daily Telegraph. “But we have made it all too easy for him. In India, for instance, we needed to get up there and give him a harder time at the start. But we weren't able to make anything stick, and instead our two guys found themselves fighting each other and Fernando on the first lap.

"That was probably the dream ticket for them (Red Bull), but they have done a great job."

It would now seem McLaren will have to settle for another season without championship silverware in 2012 and Whitmarsh admitted that the only focus now was on going for race victories in the final three events of the year.

"Of course there's frustration and disappointment at not winning the constructors', but they're not the most useful emotions," he said. "We produced a solid performance in India where we were quick at the end, although we were not quick enough at the beginning, and we had underperformed in the two races prior to that.

"The fact is we've three races to go, the motivation is very high, which you can sense in Lewis, within everyone in the team. We want to go out and win some more races before the end of this year. That's all we can focus on now."




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bob - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 7:27 AM

You lot all make me laugh. Whitmarsh has only had the job for 3 years, and you want to crucify him because he hasn't won a wcc yet? And all in the 3 years that redbull has been totally dominant. Get a grip! You all carry on like Ron Dennis is the saviour, but please remind me how many years ago did he win the wcc for McLaren???? If I remember correctly, the last significant thing RD gave McLaren was a $100M fine!

Taz

October 30, 2012 12:21 PM
Last Edited 669 days ago

Mr Twitmarsh...google sour grapes. All these operational ballsups happened on your watch matey. Not managing one of your drivers correctly played a part too.



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