Andreas Seidl, McLaren F1 Team principal, congratulated the team at the factory, and in Monaco, for putting together a fast and reliable car as Lando Norris achieved their second podium of the season in Monte Carlo.
Unfortunately, the team couldn’t score double points at the Monaco Grand Prix after Daniel Ricciardo finished in twelfth, ending a disappointing and challenging weekend for the Australian. However, the Woking-based team still maintain their spot in third in the Championship, but only by two points.
The Monaco Grand Prix was also a special weekend for McLaren as they drove with an iconic Gulf-livery, and Seidl was quick to applaud the efforts by the team in producing a fantastic result in Monte Carlo.
“An iconic racetrack with an iconic Gulf livery and P3 in Monaco. What a Sunday afternoon. Congratulations – and a big thank you – to the entire team, especially to those at the MTC in development and production.” Said Seidl.
“Together with our colleagues at Mercedes HPP, they gave us a quick car this weekend. The race team here at the track did a great job ensuring we had a reliable car, strategy made all the right calls and we had excellent pit-stops.
“Monaco is a tough weekend for the whole organisation, but a big thank you to everyone in the team, who made this weekend possible.”
Seidl also praised Norris for achieving a podium but didn’t want to dwell on Ricciardo struggles in Monaco, saying that the second stint of the race showed promising signs ahead of Baku.
“Lando was flying all weekend and gave us a great result. Daniel had a very tough one. We’ll put that behind us as quickly as possible.
“He was quick in Barcelona and had good speed in the second half of the race here – that’s what we’ll be taking to Azerbaijan.
“We’ll head home now, reset, recharge the batteries, and turn our thoughts to a very different street race in Baku.”