McLaren determined to keep ‘momentum going’

Michelle Foster


McLaren head to Spa determined to consolidate their position as best of the rest with team boss Andreas Seidl warning that the midfield battle is by no means wrapped up.

12 races into this season and McLaren have emerged as the leader of the midfield battle.

With 82 points, which have included two P5 finishes, the Woking team is 39 points ahead of engine partner Renault.

But while it has been a good start to the season for McLaren, who are already 20 points to the good on their 2018 tally, Seidl says the job is by no means done.

“We’re focussed and ready to go racing again,” he said in the team’s Belgian GP preview.

“We now look to keep our momentum going into the second half of the season.

“As always, we must focus on ensuring our race operations are as good as they can be, that includes strategy, pitstops and reliability.

“The midfield battle will continue to be tight until the end of the season, so it’s crucial that we keep giving our drivers the best chance at scoring points each weekend.

“We want to consolidate our current position and maintain our positive trend.”

McLaren will continue to introduce updates throughout the second half of this season as Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris look to take a step closer to the podium.

Seidl added: “Much of the midfield battle will be decided back at the factory, as well as on the track, and Carlos and Lando have done a fantastic job so far.

“We now look to keep moving forward together as a team.

“This fight will continue right up to the end of the season.”

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