Positive atmosphere at McLaren key to recent success
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says that there is a “positive atmosphere” within the team at the moment as they come off yet another impressive outing in France.
At the Circuit Paul Ricard, Carlos Sainz finished sixth to break up the elite team trio of Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull, while Lando Norris superbly managed to finish in the top 10 despite fighting major engine issues in the final laps.
The result further solidified McLaren’s place as the current ‘best of the rest’ team on the grid, and Seidl is hoping the upturn in form continues into Austria this coming weekend.
"We head to the Alps aiming to replicate the strong weekend we had in France,” the team principal said.
“The team executed last weekend well, but, as always, we must not get complacent heading into the next race. Reliability remains an important focus for the team and the points at stake can make all the difference in the battle for the championship.
“There’s a really positive atmosphere within the team and among the fans which is motivating us to push harder and harder at each race weekend. The commitment and performance shown by our drivers is encouraging everyone back at the factory to give it their all and provide Carlos and Lando with the best possible car.
Looking ahead to the GP at the Red Bull Ring, Seidl reckons the high-altitude climate of the race in Austria is set to provide a tough task for the team.
“Austria is a unique track and the first high-altitude circuit of the calendar," he continued.
"These characteristics pose a new set of challenges that we haven’t faced yet with the MCL34, however we're prepared to meet them head-on and look forward to an exciting weekend of racing.”
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