McLaren looks at fierce battle: "Leaving points behind is not an option"

24-08-2020 19:52 | Updated: 24-08-2020 20:04
McLaren looks at fierce battle: Leaving points behind is not an option

At McLaren they are very motivated to get the best out of themselves during the Belgian Grand Prix. In the Ardennes, the British team hopes to take over the third place of Racing Point in the Constructors' Championship. Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris promise to do everything they can.

"Up next is Spa, one of my favourite tracks on the calendar. Knowing how the car is behaving this season, I hope we can put together a strong race weekend," Sainz kicks off in the McLaren's preview. "I hope Barcelona was a turning point in my season. We need to carry forward all the positive energy built in Spain because the Constructors’ Championship is extremely tight and leaving points behind is not an option if we want to stay in the fight."

Teammate Norris speaks similar words. For the young Briton, the weekend at Spa-Francorchamps is even more special than at the other GPs. "This race also feels like a second home grand prix for me, because of my dual British/Belgian citizenship and the family I have there. I’ll be running a special helmet this weekend as well, so keep an eye out for the reveal of that ahead of Friday."

McLaren satisfied with first six GPs

Finally, team boss Seidl will also speak in anticipation of next weekend. "We’ve performed well over the opening stint of the season, but we know that we face a challenge in the Constructors’ Championship, with third to sixth place separated only by a small amount of points. Reliability, race operations and extracting maximum performance from the car are all critical to staying in this fight," the German concludes.

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