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McLaren set for 'major' arrivals

Martin Whitmarsh hints at 'headline grabbing' arrivals to boost McLaren's technical team
McLaren boss Martin Whimarsh has hinted at major arrivals to boost the team's technical staff on the back of a disappointing qualifying session in Korea.

Jenson Button and Sergio Perez both failed to make it into Q3 as a wretched campaign for the Woking-based team continued at the Yeongam circuit, with it looking highly unlikely that this weekend will be the one when it finally takes a podium finish in 2013.

Indeed, it appears more likely than ever that McLaren will fail to win a race for the first time since 2006 but Whitmarsh insisted that steps were being taken to ensure that there was no repeat of the poor form endured this season when 2014 comes around.

"You can never, and certainly this year, be satisfied with where we are," he told reporters in the Korean paddock. "So we've been recruiting in the technical team, strengthening that quite a lot.

“There have been quite a few new starters this year, there are some as yet unannounced that will be headline-grabbing when they get announced.

"So there are things going on. We have to look at ourselves as a team, from the top management all the way through, as well as our technical team, to ensure we return to winning ways as quickly as possible."




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Lonepiker

October 05, 2013 8:50 PM

Thelogicalview... WHAT TOSH. There's nought wrong with the 'lead driver' . You can't make a purse out of a sows ear. Jenson is a great driver and an even bigger asset. The very close qualifying times for Perez and Button show they are right on the edge of what that car will do, which isn't much.... There SHOULD be blame, but lay it at the right door. Who designed the thing, who signed it off, and who made the decision to abandon a good car in favour of this car, which for McLaren, is simply awful beyond belief. Jenson is a victim, not the cause.



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