McLaren’s Eric Boullier: “We’re definitely ready to go racing again!”


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With Formula 1 returning this weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix, Eric Boullier believes McLaren-Honda are ready to fight to achieve their end-of-season goals.

Before the three-week break, Racing Director for the Woking-based outfit congratulated the team on a positive German Grand Prix. After Jenson Button finished in eighth and Fernando Alonso twelfth, meaning McLaren finished the first half of the season seventh in the standings.

The team are recharged and are ready to start the second half of the Formula 1 season, and McLaren’s ambitions are as strong as ever and are ready to go racing again with the return of the Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps.

“Spa-Francorchamps is a very special race for us, for a number of reasons,” said Boullier. “It’s the venue where McLaren took its first ever grand prix win at the hands of our founder Bruce McLaren, in 1968.

“It’s also the home race for our reserve driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, who is sure to have a busy weekend there. The whole team has had a well-deserved break after the gruelling schedule of 12 races since the start of the season. We are now just over halfway through, and ready to fight again to achieve our end-of-season goals.

“Together, McLaren-Honda is continuing to push hard, and everything we bring to the car – be it on the chassis or power unit side – is valuable learning for next year. We’ve enjoyed a couple of weeks away from Formula 1, but our ambition is as strong as ever, and we’re definitely ready to go racing again!”