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Whitmarsh: Feeling comfortable about McLaren’s long-term future

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McLaren team Principal Martin Whitmarsh admits that they are facing a few challenges with current situation, even as he “feeling comfortable” concerning the squad’s long-term future. Also he added that, he is little bit upset about their slow start to the 2013 season.

Following Australian Grand Prix McLaren speedy Jenson Button says that he can’t win a single race in this season with his current specified MP4-28 following finishing ninth in Melbourne on last Sunday.

“I am feeling the challenge of F1,” he told Autosport. “In terms of the finances of the company they are very stable.

“I think we have got some reasonable long term deals in the pipeline, so I am feeling comfortable about that. At the moment I have a few more concerns about the competitiveness of our car than I have about the longer term issues right now.

“But they are a challenge and you cannot be complacent about it. You have to perform in the here and now and as a business you have to perform in the longer term. We are pretty comfortable with where we are going as a company.”

“McLaren has since 1966 won 182 grands prix,” he said. “We have won more than a quarter of all the races since we entered F1. Our hit rate at the moment is still at that sort of levels.

“We have ups and downs, which is the nature of the sport, but we have a reasonably consistent performance. We have only had four title sponsors in 50 years, and I think we are confident about the future.”


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