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McLaren are starting from the right place – Whitmarsh

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McLaren expecting this year title and they are claims that starting from the right place, team Principal Martin Whitmarsh added that McLaren can win this if we improve the car at a quick enough rate.

“We can win this if we improve the car at a quick enough rate,” Whitmarsh told Autosport. “So that is clearly what we are going to set out to do. We have got two fantastic drivers and a strong team, and now it is up to us. We are starting from the right place.

“We know we have got to improve the car on a race-by-race basis, and if we don’t do that then that is the nature of this sport. We have got some formidable competitors in Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes, plus Lotus looks strong as well. It is pretty tight – as it should be. This is F1. It should be difficult to win and it is.”

“He has just got stronger and stronger – and I think he has such a mature laid back easy manner that belies the underlying hunger to win that he has,” he said.

“I think he must now believe that he is in a good chance of a proper title run this year, and I think he is. Providing we can continue to improve the car, not make mistakes, and be reliable, there is no reason why we cannot recapture that.”

“They are great team-mates and great working together,” he said. “You can see – whoever wins is delighted and whoever doesn’t win isn’t going to be happy. Lewis isn’t going to be happy after Australia and when he starts getting happy with being third, or beaten by his team-mate, then he won’t be the Lewis we all love and admire.”

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