“Our two drivers obviously did a sensational job again, similar to last year, and they made us score all of these great points.”
McLaren benefitted from a 15-point deduction handed to Racing Point after it was deemed it was running illegal brake ducts in the early races of the year.
Given the closeness of the battle across the season, Seidl said the nature of the MCL35 meant that it was consistently in the mix even it was rarely the fastest in the midfield battle.
“I think we had a competitive car throughout the season, a bit of an all-rounder," he explained.
"We were always in a position to, most of the time, get into Q3 and always started the races in positions that we were able to fight for good points.
“Then, obviously, we had a great team at the track which was simply very good in terms of execution of race weekends, qualifying sessions and strategy.
“On the pit stop side where we struggled, definitely in the beginning of the season, in terms of pit stop times and consistency, I think we have seen we made a continuous improvement and in the end [this was] a strength as well of our team."
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