Formula 1 | McLaren F1 was ‘much more competitive’ at Silverstone

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At Silverstone, McLaren F1 experienced mixed fortunes for its home race: Lando Norris was as often very successful at the wheel of the MCL36 and finished sixth in the Grand Prix, while Daniel Ricciardo was in difficulty and reached the finish at a distant thirteenth place, the Australian having suffered in particular from a problem with his DRS.

Andreas Seidl, director of the Woking-based team, was happy to see that the McLaren was performing well this weekend after a series of more complicated races. He also recalls that beyond the results, the essential was elsewhere this weekend after the terrible accident of Guanyu Zhou.

“The most important thing is that all the drivers involved in the accidents, in F1 and F2, are well. Motorsport is doing everything possible to improve safety, and what we have seen has demonstrated this and that is the ‘essential, » said the German leader.

« For us the positive to take away is that our car was much more competitive this weekend and we scored points after two tough races. Lando looked competitive all day but unfortunately we lost a position to Fernando (Alonso) at the last stop, behind the safety car. »

« Daniel’s weekend did not go according to plan, so we will have to carry out analyzes in the next few days. In addition, he suffered an issue with his DRS which required an additional stop mid-race, and he didn’t have the DRS for the second part of the race. »

« So there are positive signs and, as always, a lot to learn before we go to Austria in a few days, on a circuit where we have had very good results in recent years. Before that, I want to thank all the team present on the track and at the factory, as well as our partners at Mercedes, for all their efforts over the weekend. »

“I would also like to thank Silverstone and the fans who made this event special. There was such a crowd, the atmosphere was exceptional, and it was wonderful to share this experience with many of our factory colleagues who supported from the stands. »

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