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In the round-up: McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says McLaren will introduce further updates to its car at this weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

What they say

McLaren are currently fourth in the constructors’ title in a narrow fight with Racing Point and Renault, the trio covered by only six points. Seidl said he is confident the team will be in a position to continue to fight for third, after testing new parts during the Friday practice sessions at the Autodromo do Algarve:

Overall I was quite happy with how the weekend went after the Nurburgring. I think we started with a solid car configuration with the new nose box aero concept on Friday. We tested some more updates during Friday, which we plan to introduce from Imola onwards after seeing the positive results.

Then for the rest of the weekend, I think we had a competitive car, which was good. [It] was another confirmation that we have a car to fight for third in the championship. In the end, it will be down to reliability, to maximising the races and making sure you see the chequered flag with both cars. This will decide who will finish third.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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