McLaren F1 Team team principal Andreas Seidl has said the team are “making progress in the right direction” after both Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz Jr. finished in the points in the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.
“Second race in a row here in Austria and another good performance from the team and both drivers. It’s great to see both cars finish in the points, confirming we’re making progress in the right direction,” said Seidl.
“We could see that both in dry and wet conditions we have a car that can fight with the competitors around us, which is obviously very encouraging moving forward. It will be very interesting to see if we can now carry this performance and momentum into Hungary and to other tracks with different characteristics.”
Seidl continued saying that they are now heading into a new race weekend, the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, and will use the information they collected from the first two races in Austria to aid them in Hungary.
“Tomorrow we start another race week. We’ll take away a lot of positives from these first two weekends, but at the same time we’ll focus on all the areas we have to improve. As always, we’ll use the time next week to analyse in detail what happened, try to learn from it and come back stronger in Budapest.”
He was also grateful to the FIA, the sport and the local Austrian promoter, who made it possible for them to race, despite the continuing global concern about the coronavirus outbreak.
“Well done to the FIA, F1 and the local promoter here in Austria, who allowed us to race again in the safest manner possible. Finally, a massive thank you to our partners and fans for their continued support, which has been incredible again despite not being able to be at the track with us,” Seidl concluded.