In the round-up: McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl is confident the team’s new nose design will pay off in the fight for third place in the constructors’ championship.

What they say

Seidl was asked about the increased pressure the team is under from Renault, who have made progress with their car in recent races:

Definitely we are not happy about that because we want to keep this fight for third alive as long as possible. And in the end, we need to make sure that we make the next step with the car.

The introduction of this new nose box is obviously a big change in terms of the academic concept of the car. And we also didn’t underestimate this challenge to get this to work at the track. Obviously a weekend like this one doesn’t help with the lack of running on Friday. But at the same time, that’s the challenge we are in.

We believe in this concept giving us more potential looking ahead and it’s important now as a team between the race team also and the team back home on the development side, that we make the right analysis and conclusions in order to see this potential, actually, also in terms of lap time on the track.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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