McLaren team Principal says that the team is very confident will not repeat the mistakes, they has made in the early part of the season.
McLaren has lost some valuable points in the first few races of the season due to mistake in the pits and the mistake that cost Lewis Hamilton pole position in the Spanish GP.
“I’m confident that the issues we’ve had so far have been dealt with and are in the past,” – Autosport reports Whitmarsh told a Vodafone phone-in on Wednesday.
“I’m mindful that with the pressure of trying to win in Formula 1, there are always things, new things, that can come and bite you, so we have to be vigilant, careful and cautious.
“So I don’t think we should ever be complacent and say we’ve solved everything and therefore I am super confident nothing will happen again this year. I think that will be foolish. I think we’ve made a range of changes within the team to deal with some issues that we’ve seen.
“But everyone in this company is mindful of the fact that a small human error on their part could cause some difficulty in any of the races that are left in this season. The criticality of that is not lost on anyone.”
“In many ways the last race was disappointing for the team but I think Lewis should come away from that event – and I think he does – with a very strong feeling about what he has achieved this year,” he said.
“Through no fault of his own I think he had a very severe [penalty] levelled against him and I think it is very easy at a circuit like Barcelona where overtaking is very difficult even with DRS to have some frustration.
“[He was] then asked by the team to run a two-stop strategy because of the difficulty in getting through the field, and ultimately [had] to complete a race with such controlled and measured tyre conservation, including 31 laps, more than any other driver.
“He should come away with one, the feeling that he has a car that is capable of being on pole, and two, that he has the speed and capability to be on pole – and he has been on the front row in every race, and his driving is showing greater levels of maturity, control and discipline than perhaps we’ve seen before.
“So I think it was a fantastic drive, and I think neither he, nor I, nor anyone else believe that he has lost his winning way. He is eight points away from the lead of a drivers’ world championship that is wide open and he must consider himself as a very strong candidate to win in Monaco, many more races and to win this year’s world championship.”
All material and photos are copyrighted material and owned by their respective owners. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only.Images come courtesy of; ferrari.com, mclaren.com, Sahara forceindiaf1.com, redbull.com, mercedesgp.com, Caterham F1, toyota, Sauber, williamsf1, lotus, Marussia, HRT, Daylife.com, getty Images/LAT and AP Photos.