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McLaren not expecting a strong result at Monza

  • Published on 31 Aug 2016 15:10
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Racing Director of McLaren Eric Bouillier thinks that McLaren will have a tough test at Monza, and fans shouldn't expect a great result.

At the Belgian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso held on to seventh in the race after coming from the back of the grid. However Bouillier doesn't think the team can repeat that performance.

"As double-header races go, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Autodromo Nazionale di Monza are a pretty epic combination."

“Both are dauntingly fast, achingly beautiful motor racing arenas, where the sport’s giants have triumphed, and where some of the greatest stories in Formula 1 have been forged."

“After Spa, we head to Monza with the knowledge and understanding that it won’t play to the full strengths of our latest package, but keen to further demonstrate the progress we’ve recently been making."

“Monza is likely to be another tough test, but we’re confident of the momentum we’ve gathered, and it’ll be interesting to see where we stand at a venue that favours out-and-out power above anything else."

“Still, there’s a determination and vigour within all at McLaren-Honda to see out the European season competitively, and to continue fighting as we head into the end-of-year flyways.”

Alonso's seventh place finish at Spa saw McLaren leap Toro Rosso for sixth in the constructer standings and they are now ahead by three points.

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  • Nah, Monza is basically one of the worst tracks for their current setup, probably only outshined by China, Canada and maybe Russia. What Im looking forward to is Singapore and Suzuka.

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    • Aug 31 2016 - 18:29
  • Nick13578

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    They said that about Spa too and grabbed a 7th, Bottas couldn't get past Fernando..
    If the predictions continue as they are maybe we'll grab a podium this weekend, haha, in my dreams..

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    • Aug 31 2016 - 20:09
    • I doubt there'll be a McLaren podium this year, but they could very well get a few points. :)

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      • Sep 1 2016 - 08:40

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