McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has announced...

April 1, 2011

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has announced that people shouldnt be so optomistic about McLarens pace just yet. Lewis Hamilton finished second behin Sebastian Vettel after winter in which they struggled for pace and reliability. Whitmarsh said to the BBC: "We don't think Melbourne's Albert Park showed us the best of our competitors' pace. That makes us more motivated to bring as much to the table as possible." McLaren had a disappointing winter and they turned up in Australia with a revamped car in which had a simplified exhaust system and a new floor. Hamilton finished nearly 22 seconds behind Vettel in the race, with his McLaren team-mate Jenson Butto finishing in sixth - though that was partly down to a drive-through penalty. After the race, Hamilton insisted he was "back in the fight".

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