McLaren’s Eric Boullier – Japan “very much feels like a second home”

Eric Boullier sees the Japanese Grand Prix as a huge milestone for the team

McLaren-Honda Racing Director Eric Boullier describes the Japanese Grand Prix as really important milestone for the team.

“I know I can speak for the whole team when I talk about the Japanese Grand Prix being one of the most important milestones in the Formula 1 calendar for everyone at McLaren-Honda. It marks the end of the sequence of races in east Asia and, with Silverstone, a venue that very much feels like a second home.”

Boullier praised the team for their hard work after a double points finish in Malaysia. McLaren have become regular points scorers after a gradual development of the Honda power unit has allowed the team to challenge on regular basis.

“Our double points finish in Sepang was great encouragement and reward for the relentless hard work happening behind the scenes in Woking and Sakura, and we’ll take this motivation to Suzuka, where we hope to achieve similar results.”

Suzuka is always a special race for McLaren with such huge support from the fans, Boullier has always looked forward to coming to Japan.

“It’s fast, flowing corners and technical demands mean it fully deserves its legendary status and, combined with the unrivalled support we receive from the ever-enthusiastic Japanese fans, the warm hospitality and fascinating culture, it’s easy to see why we look forward to returning to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix each year.”