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Mansour Ojjeh “would’ve enjoyed today’s performance” – McLaren’s Andreas Seidl

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Credit: Mark Sutton/ Motorsport Images/ Mclaren F1 Team

It was yet another brilliant performance by the McLaren F1 Team at the French Grand Prix, with both Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo finishing in the top ten, crossing the line fifth and sixth respectively.

The team continue their strong claim as being the best of the rest with both cars finishing in the top six, adding a strong haul of points to their ever-growing constructors tally.

This tally continues to grow at an impressive rate for a midfield team, with Norris continuing his run of being the only driver so far this season to finish every race in the points. Ricciardo too looked much better at the Circuit Paul Ricard and will hopefully be even more confident going into the Red Bull Ring, a circuit the team has great recent performances at.

For the team however the French Grand Prix wasn’t like any other weekend, the team ran special liveries in honour of significant team figure and shareholder Mansour Ojjeh, who sadly passed away exactly one week before Sunday’s race.

Team Principal Andreas Seidl is extremely proud of the team’s performance and knows that Ojjeh would’ve loved the team’s result.

“This was another strong Sunday afternoon for our team, thanks to two strong drivers, a strong car in race trim and perfect race execution from the entire team. Thanks to everyone here at the track, back home in the factory and our colleagues at Mercedes HPP, all of whom contributed to this result.

“Our battle in the Constructors’ Championship is very tight and finishing P5, P6 gives us very important points as that fight progresses. Part one of the triple-header is complete and now we’re looking forward to heading to Austria.

“Finally, we were racing this weekend in memory of Mansour Ojjeh, with a special livery on the car in his honour. It was a privilege to have Mansour’s family with us this weekend. I’m sure he would have enjoyed today’s performance.”

Credit: Mark Sutton/ Motorsport Images/ Mclaren F1 Team

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