The battle for the third spot in the constructors’ championship is closer than ever this year, with Ferrari and McLaren having the same amount of points.
At the Hungarian GP, McLaren did not manage to score a single point while the Scuderia scored a podium with Carlos Sainz. Therefore, the British team wants to get back into the top ten at the Belgian GP to keep the battle for P3 alive.
After a great first part of the season, McLaren aims to perform well in the final part of the year too.
“Following a rest period over the summer shutdown for the team to rest, recharge and get ready for the second half of the season, we’re soon ready to go racing again,” said Andreas Seidl.
“We’re currently in an intense battle with our closest rivals in the Constructors’ Championship, and we know we’ll need to hit the ground running in Spa to keep up the pressure.”
Right after the summer break, Formula 1 goes back to racing ready to face the second triple-header of the season. Seidl admitted that it is going to be a difficult challenge for every member of the team.
“As we head into another triple-header, the team is going to be working hard to pick up where we left off at the end of the first half of the season, scoring points at all bar one race,” he said.
“The intense schedule is a challenge for the team, but one we’re ready to tackle head-on, both within the trackside team, and the team back at the factory, as well as with our colleagues at Mercedes HPP. I know the entire team is excited to get back out there and give it their all.”