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McLaren aim for Saudi "strike back" after luckless run

McLaren aim for Saudi "strike back" after luckless run

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McLaren aim for Saudi "strike back" after luckless run

McLaren aim for Saudi "strike back" after luckless run
Sam Hall & Ewan Gale

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl is hoping the team is able to "strike back" at Ferrari in the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo endured a miserable triple-header in Mexico, Brazil and Qatar with the team picking up just four points across the three races, all collected by the Briton and the same tally as Alfa Romeo.

Ricciardo was in a strong position in Mexico but was involved in a turn one collision with Valtteri Bottas, whilst Norris also suffered from a turn one collision in Brazil before an untimely tyre failure in Qatar took away a top-five finish.

The results leave Ferrari on the verge of clinching third in the constructors' battle but with a new challenge in the form of the Jeddah Corniche circuit awaiting this weekend.

“I think to a certain degree we have to accept it was tough for the entire team, scoring four points in three races is painful," said Seidl.

“But if you look at also what happened and how we lost a lot of points with things that have been out of our hands with bad luck, it is part of the sport we are in.

“Sometimes luck is on your side, sometimes not and again, the good thing is that we have seen again we have a competitive car.

“Let’s just come back to Saudi and strike back.”

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