"I think we have a very good understanding of the weaknesses the MCL34 had in 2019 and it is great to see how the entire team is working together very hard on improving.
"I'm optimistic that we can make the next step, which is to further reduce the lap time deficit to the top three teams."
"The speed of your 2020 car will determine to some degree when you switch all your resources towards 2021," he said. "It's a juggling act that we have every year, but it's more extreme this time because of the change in technical regulations for 2021.
"We're not going to sacrifice 2020; we want to have another good season because it's important for the development of the team to have continuous improvement."
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