McLaren’s Andreas Seidl: Upgrades for Spain brought ‘a step up in performance’

McLaren F1 Teamit is Lando Norris finished eighth in Spanish Grand Prixhaving passed from eleventh, while Daniel Ricardo didn’t find the pace to maintain his starting position of ninth and ended up finishing twelfth.

Manager Andreas Seidl was pleased with the points result in Barcelona’s “difficult” conditions and said the team will work to understand the issues that have plagued Ricciardo.

“It was a long and difficult Spanish Grand Prix in very hot conditions. Lando and the team maximized everything we had in their hands today and finished in P8. On Daniel’s side, unfortunately, after entering Q3 yesterday we struggled a lot with the rear of the car every time we tried to push more, and we fell back in the race finishing in P12 We have some homework to do over the next few days to understand why.

Seidl was proud of Norris for getting through the weekend and getting a great result despite not feeling well, and hopes he’ll be better in time for the Monaco Grand Prix.

“Lando didn’t feel well all weekend but showed great fighting spirit as he fought hard and brought points back to the team. We wish him a speedy recovery in the coming days and hope that he will regain all his energy in Monaco in a few days.

Seidl said the improvements made by the team in Spain have allowed them to improve their performance, but the team will still have to make efforts to “optimize” the package and stay fourth in the constructors’ standings. The team has fifty points so far, with Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN only eleven points behind.

“The whole team here on the track and at home has done a great job over the last few weeks and days to bring all the improvements to the car this weekend and to drive it on both cars. step forward in terms of performance and it worked as expected but we still have a lot of work to do to understand and optimize it in the coming weeks. We are facing strong competition and we must continue to work hard to further improve the car in order to stay in the battle for 4th place in the constructors’ championship.”

“My thanks to the whole team here on the track and at the factory, as well as to our colleagues at Mercedes HPP for their efforts over the weekend and for their incredible work in bringing the upgrade. move forward and we’re going to Monaco.

Credit: McLaren Media Center