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Whitmarsh: I'll be disappointed if we don't take another step in Shanghai

Martin Whitmarsh: I think we made some small steps forward with the car. Not as much as I'd like but some reasonable steps
McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has said he will be 'disappointed' if the team don't take 'another step' in China.

McLaren opted to go radical with their new 2013 F1 car, the MP4-28, even though last year's car was considered one of – if not – the fastest. In contrast, a lot of the other teams opted for more evolutionary designs, and to date the gamble by the Woking-based outfit hasn't paid off.

Indeed the season opener in Australia was something of a nightmare, and while Malaysia more recently looked a lot more positive and the squad made rapid progress - with Jenson Button commenting he might have got on the podium but for a botched pit stop - McLaren still has some way to go before it will be up and challenging at the front.

“We've got some good data and I think we've now got an opportunity to go out there [to China] and improve upon it,” Whitmarsh told ESPNF1.com. “We know what we had [in Malaysia] isn't optimal for various reasons. We did some experiments, it responded to those experiments and I would be very disappointed if we don't take another step in China and that's what we're going to do.”

“We've got to get better. We can improve the car. I think the improvements we made [at Sepang] were not just circuit related,” he added.

“I think we made some small steps forward with the car. Not as much as I'd like but some reasonable steps,” he concluded.




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23.03.2013 - Martin Whitmarsh (GBR), Chief Executive Officer Mclaren
15.03.2013- Free Practice 1, Martin Whitmarsh (GBR), Chief Executive Officer Mclaren
14.03.2013- Martin Whitmarsh (GBR), Chief Executive Officer Mclaren
15.03.2013- Free Practice 1, Martin Whitmarsh (GBR), Chief Executive Officer Mclaren and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-28

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NeweyisyourDaddy - Unregistered

April 01, 2013 12:38 PM
Last Edited 483 days ago

If you do not finish within the top 3 in the next 3 races you better be looking for a new job These jokers are still having pitstop problems did you watch redbull and mercedes pitstop mechanics in action in the last race , blink and you would of missed it

NeweyisyourDaddy - Unregistered

April 01, 2013 2:27 PM

@Buzz45 Mclaren have not been a championship winning team in the last four years imho, so many mistakes, bad strategies, bungling pitstops the list goes on and on and this from a team second to ferrari in history of results lol History doesn't win you 3 world championships in a row having the right people in the team does They are a joke of a team at the moment



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