McLaren plan more updates to hold off rivals

Date published: October 6 2020

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McLaren has more updates in the pipeline as they look to keep hold of third place in the Constructors’ Championship.

After leaving Russia with no points, the first time this season that both McLaren cars have finished outside the top 10, both Racing Point and Renault have gained ground on the Woking team in the fight for P3 behind Mercedes and Red Bull.

Heading to the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, McLaren are just two points clear of Racing Point in third and seven in front of engine suppliers Renault.

McLaren team boss, Andreas Seidl, has said they are doing all they can to keep hold of the top three spot.

“We came away from Russia with no Championship points which is a first for us this season,” Seidl said.

“We’ve had the chance to reset, prepare and focus on our next race in Germany. As a team, we’re determined to come back stronger, but we know our rivals will also be challenging for good points.

“Racing at the Nürburgring for the first time in F1 since 2013 is exciting for the sport.

“It’s a circuit I’ve done a lot of races at in varying conditions in my racing life. Due to the time of year, the weather could be an interesting challenge that we’ll have to factor in over the weekend.”

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He continued: “Travelling to my home country to go racing is always a special moment for me.

“It’ll also be great to see the German fans back in the grandstands and following the safety protocols in place to ensure everyone at track is safe. Hopefully we can put on a good race that the fans deserve.

“The team both at track and the factory have done an incredible job so far this season, but there are still seven races to go.

“Following on from the upgrades deployed in Russia, we’ll continue to upgrade the car and aim to improve performance over the remainder of the season.

“We need to keep consolidating our strengths, improving our weakness, being mentally resilient and pushing as one unified team in the fight for points.”

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