German Grand Prix – McLaren’s Team Principal Andreas Seidl says they are aiming to progress forward with every race after identifying key areas to target.
McLaren are heading to next round of the 2019 F1 World Championship, the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, on the crest of a wave at the moment. Following a few years in the doldrums, the 2019 season has seen a very noticeable improvement in their performances with constant top ten results in both qualifying and the race.
Carlos Sainz finished P6 last time out at Silverstone, netting more valuable points for the team, and team boss Andreas Seidl commended the team on their recent results but says there’s no resting on their laurels as F1 hurtles towards the summer break: “We’ve had some positive results in the last few races, but we know there is no room for complacency if we want to keep moving forward and there are always improvements to be made.”
“The race at Silverstone proved how close the midfield teams are. Despite the good result at the British Grand Prix, there are still clear areas to work on and we aim to make progress at every single race. Heading into the final back-to-back before the summer break, it’s important that we keep our focus during this busy period and push right up until the factory shut-down in August.”
Having joined the team from his team principal role at Porsche’s LMP1 programme, Seidl says heading to his first home race working with McLaren will make this weekend all the more memorable for him. It’s not his first home race in F1, though, having previously worked with BMW and the BMW Sauber team: “It will be a special moment for me as we head to my home country. Germany has many motorsports fans who deserve to see a good race and I hope the future of the event can be secured soon.”
“From a team perspective, we remain motivated towards giving Carlos and Lando the best possible tools for them to do their job. It’s a collective effort that starts back at the factory and ends at the track when we send our cars out on race day, and we’re always looking at how we can improve.”