"I scored two world championship points today, which makes 1001 in my career I'm reliably informed, and to be honest I don't think I could have scored any more than that," he said. "I think we should be pretty satisfied with what we achieved here in Melbourne today."
Now the race is on to ensure that McLaren
doesn't demonstrate the same sort of slump at the next race, which is only seven days away at the Sepang International Circuit
"The task that faces us is simple, if not easy," said Whitmarsh. "We'll work incredibly hard to bring more pace to the MP4-28's performance envelope. Our engineers are the best in the business, so I'm confident that they'll do just that."