McLaren has to maintain momentum ahead of triple-header, says Seidl

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – JUNE 06: Carlos Sainz of Spain driving the (55) Scuderia Ferrari SF21 leads Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) McLaren F1 Team MCL35M Mercedes during the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 06, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

The first triple-header of the season is just around the corner and McLaren Team Principal, Andreas Seidl, wants his team to be fully concentrated.

McLaren is currently in P4 in the constructor championship, only two points behind Ferrari. It was a great start to the season for the British team. Now that three consecutive race weekends are coming, Seidl wants to extract the most out of the races and said that the team needs to be ready to face the challenge the best way possible.

“After street circuits in Monaco and Baku, our attention now turns towards the first triple-header of the season with the first race in France,” said Seidl. “As a team, we know what to expect from the demands of a triple-header, and we’re well prepared for the task at hand.

“Keeping strong momentum operationally, with our reliability and the management of spare parts, is a priority to overcome the unique challenges that back-to-back races present.”

McLaren lost third place in the standings in Baku, which was a difficult weekend for them in terms of pace. However, Seidl called the result they achieved a “damage limitation”.

Moreover, Seild admitted that McLaren has to perform better in qualifying to make Sunday easier for them.

“After taking the time to analyze and understand the data from Baku, it’s clear that we still need to continue to take steps forward as a team and extract the most out of our package as we compete in a very close battle with our competitors,” said Seidl.

“The Circuit Paul Ricard is a different style of track compared to previous races, and therefore it’s difficult to understand the pecking order ahead of the weekend. Our priority going forward is to qualify well to put ourselves in the best position possible to score the most points on Sundays. We remain focused and determined to once again fight for good points this weekend.”

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