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We didn’t start well enough – Whitmarsh



Sept.12 – McLaren team Principal Martin Whitmarsh says that, this weekend we qualified pretty well, we raced very well, but we didn’t start well enough. Starting trouble has cost McLaren’s race results. And he added McLaren had the fastest car in the Italian Grand Prix.

After restarted race following safety car, Lewis Hamilton found down to fourth and Jenson Button seventh. Michael Schumacher proceeded to hold off the pair until the 16th lap, it was frustrated McLaren’s duo.

“Well, this weekend we qualified pretty well, we raced very well, but we didn’t start well enough.” Whitmarsh told espnf1.

“Our cars were the quickest of the lot,” Lewis posted fastest lap, while Jenson took second-fastest lap – but unfortunately our drivers didn’t get off to good enough starts. The result was that they spent much of the race stuck behind l Schumacher, whose Mercedes-Benz was remarkably quick in a straight line and extremely ‘wide’ on the approaches to the corners.

“Meanwhile, Seb [Vettel] was able to pull away, which was deeply frustrating for us because we knew we had the pace to take the race to him, had our guys got off to better starts. But that’s motor racing: you’ve got to qualify well, start well and race well. He added.

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