"We also checked during the red flag the state of our tyres for any cuts as well and we didn’t see anything."
Interruptions mask McLaren pace
McLaren endured a tough qualifying on Saturday, with Ricciardo bowing out after a Q2 crash and Lando Norris, despite setting the sixth fastest time, being hit with a three-place grid penalty for ignoring red-flag procedures.
Both drivers recovered to finish in the points, with Norris fifth and Ricciardo ninth but the interruptions left Seidl unsure if the result exceeded, matched or was less than the MCL35M's true potential.
“It is difficult to say what would have been possible in a normal race and [it is] also difficult to say what would have been possible if we would have finished in quali where we should have been in terms of car performance," added Seidl.
“But in the end, it doesn’t count. You need to get it together on Saturday and Sunday and that is what you have to work for and then you get the results you deserve as a team and that is our focus.”
What do you think?
I agree with Mclaren. The issue could be track specific because both tyre blow out were on the left rear wheel and that may indicate a race track issue - Kerbs, walls etc.
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