McLaren reveal the only way they can compete with top three
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes that McLaren can eventually compete with Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull - but only when the 2021 budget cap is introduced.
They are one of the most successful teams in the history of the sport, having won the constructors’ championship on eight occasions with only Ferrari and Williams winning more. However, Lewis Hamilton's 2008 drivers' title is their only success in two decades and the team has fallen into the midfield in recent years.
There have been definite signs of improvement in 2019 with Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz impressing behind the wheel, but they are still some way off the top three teams in terms of competitiveness and ranking.
Seidl reckons they have everything in place to compete for the title, but needs the budget cap to come first.
“It is fact that we as a team clearly underachieve with the possibilities we have – infrastructure, budget, know-how,” he told Autosport.
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