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McLaren happy to have avoided big incidents at season start

Lando Norris at the Emilia Romagna GP. Credits: Reddit.

McLaren’s team principal Andreas Seidl admits that the fact of not being involved in big incidents is beneficial for the team.

McLaren has had a good start to the 2021 F1 campaign, sitting third in the Constructors Championship. The other positive that the team has found is the fact of having avoided any big crashes in the opening two weekends in Bahrain and Imola. This proves to be even more useful in the cost cap era. The team principal Andreas Seidl spoke about the cost cap and McLaren’s approach to it.

“It’s a challenge that we are aware of on the financial side. But that is not something that we have in mind when they go into a race weekend or into a qualifying session or into a race,” Seidl said.

“We always try, together with our drivers, to be sensible and reasonable on track,” he added. “But at the same time, we are ambitious and want to go for good results. In order to do that you need to push these cars to the limit. Therefore I am happy that we got away without any major incidents so far this season,” he added.

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