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German Grand Prix: Button secures 'badly needed' points for McLaren

“Both drivers did a fantastic job this afternoon – they managed the limits of the tyre, pushed aggressively when it was needed and were always able to maximise the pace of the car,” Whitmarsh summarised. “It's just a pity that they each lost position on the final lap.

“That was a little bit frustrating: we had terrible traffic at the end, so Jenson lost a couple of seconds at a critical point in the race. That enabled Lewis to close him down quicker than normal and take a position that we felt we could have kept.”

“The whole team did an extremely good job today though: our strategy was perfectly managed, our pitstops were faultless, and the engineers maximised the pace of the car. We raced well,” Whitmarsh added.

“But we're still not where we want to be, although there are positives to take away from today. We'll be putting out heads down during the three-week break before Hungary and will be aiming to capitalise on the momentum we've gathered this weekend.”





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F1Rules

July 08, 2013 1:19 PM

Seriously, Mac should not be scrapping for "badly needed points"...like a Caterham or Marussia. Maybe some heads need to roll? I LOLed the other day when I remembered Perez saying he was coming in to win this championship in his first season with Mac. Just like that lol



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