The McLaren team’s season has ended up in quite an impasse. The stable takes only four paltry points from the triple header and team boss Andreas Seidl is not happy with that result to say the least.
Things can go quickly in Formula 1. After McLaren’s sensational one-two at Monza, the powerhouse seemed finally to announce its return to the top after a period of absence. Things were also going well in Sochi. Lando Norris scored his first pole position there and if he hadn’t guessed wrong in tire choice, he probably would have won the race in Russia too.
The racing stable seemed to be the top favorite for third place in the championship, but there is little left of that at the moment. After a difficult three weeks on the grid, the team has suddenly dropped to 39.5 points behind Ferrari and hopes for third place seem to have been dashed after a dramatic triple header in which only four meager points were scored. “To a certain extent, we have to accept that it has been tough for the whole team,” Seidl told Autosport.com.
Seidl makes a comment
“To score just four points in three races is extremely painful,” he continues. The team boss does have a comment about the lousy results. “We have to see what exactly happened and how we lost those points. Those are things that happened through no fault of our own, or through bad luck. That is unfortunately part of the sport we participate in. The last two races we have to keep fighting to go into the winter break with a good feeling,” he concludes, pre-sorting for a third place for Ferrari.