The McLaren team is in very good shape this season - in the fight for third place in the constructors' standings, behind Red Bull and Mercedes. At the Monaco GP, Lando Norris won third place, although the team admitted that they did not expect such a good performance.
Team director Andreas Seidl said he was delighted with the achievement in Monte Carlo: "I'd say we definitely didn't expect that in terms of pace, that we could be so close to Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari."
Although they had problems with speed, now there have been some changes. McLaren looked considerably fast and parried his opponents throughout the race "We've seen since the start of the season, and in the first races, that we've always struggled in the low-speed sections, so it was really encouraging to see this weekend."
Of course, such a thing requires collaboration and harmony, which McLaren seems to have this season “So many thanks to the team at the factory, in engineering and manufacturing who gave us this car for this weekend.
They did a great job over the winter with this car and kept pushing and delivering upgrades. ”
Leclerc had a problem
The Monaco GP was of great importance to the McLaren team, as the two Ferrari drivers were ahead of their drivers after qualifying.
But problems with the car for Leclerc and his resignation brought relief to the McLaren team, which is currently 2 points ahead of the Ferrari team in the constructors ’standings. Seidl admitted that it meant a lot to them: “As for the championship, the way the race was played was obviously a good outcome for us because, given the strong pace that Ferrari had on Thursday, but also on Saturday, yes, there was a big risk of losing a lot of points against them.
” "Obviously, we've benefited from Charles' bad luck and it's something you don't want for any of your competitors that way." “But it’s important to always be there when opportunities are present and that’s what we managed to do.
Lando was in a rush, and I think in strategic terms the team did a great job. ” McLaren really looks amazing this season and they could have one of the better seasons. Of course, it will be necessary for the drivers to be in the same shape as they are now, but also the team will have to be available and ready for any problems.