McLaren hopeful of a positive result at the Brazilian Grand Prix


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McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team are aiming for a positive weekend at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Recently the Woking based outfit haven’t performed well, at the Mexican Grand Prix, both drivers failed to reach the points, with Jenson Button finishing in twelfth with Fernando Alonso is thirteenth. Button found it difficult to overtake his rivals while Alonso had a difficult opening lap that he never recovered from.

With their struggles the past few Grand Prix, Racing Director Eric Boullier confirms that despite the term ironing out the differences from track-to-track. Not all circuits will suit their package’s strengths.

“Over the past few races,” said Boullier. “We’ve seen that our form has fluctuated due to a variety of circuit-specific characteristics.

“We’re working hard to iron out these differences from track-to-track, but it’s inevitable that some circuits will suit our package’s strengths better than others. Interlagos is a real test of car and driver and often we see the best drivers shine there. It demands a lot from them, and at this time of year the circuit is notorious for tricky driving conditions if it rains, especially on the many off-camber areas of the track.”

With success in Brazil for McLaren, both Alonso and Button clinching their world titles here, McLaren are aiming for a positive result at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace.

“Along with the backdrop of São Paulo,” added Boullier. “The incredibly enthusiastic Brazilian fans and the undulating nature of the circuit all make for great racing and one of the most exciting grands prix of the year.

“McLaren has seen a great deal of success in Brazil – both Fernando and Jenson clinched their world titles there – and it’s a special place for our team. Interlagos rightfully deserves its legendary status on the calendar and we’re aiming for a positive weekend at this incredible venue.”