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Sobering start confirms McLaren woes

"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 in Malaysia.

"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."




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16.03.2013- Free Practice 3, Martin Whitmarsh (GBR), Chief Executive Officer Mclaren
16.03.2013- Martin Whitmarsh (GBR), Chief Executive Officer Mclaren
16.03.2013- Sergio Perez (MEX) McLaren MP4-28
15.03.2013- Free Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX) McLaren MP4-28
15.03.2013- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-28
15.03.2013- Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-28
24.08.2014- Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
24.08.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
24.08.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
24.08.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
24.08.2014- Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
24.08.2014- Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
24.08.2014- Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
24.08.2014- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014-Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
24.08.2014- Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
24.08.2014-Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Andre Lotterer (GER), Caterham F1 Team
24.08.2014-Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10

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Clone - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 10:48 AM

Now where are all those people that laughed when Hamilton moved to Mercedes. I think they said things like...he won't even make it to Q2....he'll be fighting midfield teams like Force India. Oh and then they laughed. hahahhahaha. So funny the situation now.

dilly - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 11:51 AM

Didn't button say this was the best maclaren he'd ever driven and that he'd had loads of input into its design? Me thinks its time to distance himself from this donkey of a car. No pace, bad ride, lack of consistency,..... And no one to compare setup with. Hopefully the boffins can rescue it.



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