McLaren team boss: There's no comfort in what we are seeing now

"I'm never too confident because I know that the machinery in this paddock with all teams is not standing still"

by Sead Dedovic
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McLaren team boss: There's no comfort in what we are seeing now

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl praised his team, but there are still some shortcomings in the team. "I think from what we have seen now from Melbourne and Imola, the car is working under all kinds of conditions and also different track layouts, which is very positive," explained Seidl, as quoted by motorsport.

"But, at the same time, if you look at the field where it is very close between the Mercedes, us, Valtteri [Bottas], and Kevin [Magnussen], there's no comfort in what we are seeing now in the last few weekends." They don’t want to be too confident, but they are aware that they have a good chance of success in the next races.

"I'm never too confident because I know that the machinery in this paddock with all teams is not standing still, but I am confident that we have a car and a package which is able at each weekend at the moment to fight for Q3 and fight for good points," he said.

"And that goes together with a strong team and two strong drivers. "It's not just about lap time performance, it's also about putting the weekends together and I give really big compliments to the team about how everyone pulled it off in Imola despite some challenges like not getting many laps done in P2."

Seidl on his team

Seidl has revealed that they want to get the most out of the car, and their ambitions remain as great as ever.

"It was great to see for me how the team was dealing with the challenge of the Bahrain race weekend, and how everyone stayed calm and united and simply kept their head down and kept working together as one team through it," he said.

"That was very pleasing to see because that was the first real test of everything we had put in place over the last three years, where the sun was always shining. "So I am very pleased with that, and very pleased as well to know that we have a plan in place of where we want to bring more performance to the car in the next weeks and months."

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