McLaren for the first time since 2014 earned more than a hundred pointsSeptember 30, 2019
In Sochi, Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris finished sixth and eighth. After sixteen races, McLaren accounted for 101 points – for the first time since 2014, the team earned more than a hundred points per season.
Carlos Sainz (6th): “A very good race. I had a great start, I was able to compete with Mercedes in the second corner – this was one of my tasks. After that I controlled the situation – throughout the course I had a good pace, but it was impossible to restrain Red Bull.
Not the easiest weekend for us, but we put it all together and again at the finish line became “the best of the rest.” Excellent performance of the whole team – we again earned points with two machines. Congratulations”.
Lando Norris (8th): “A positive day for the team, as a result of which we earned a lot of points. Carlos and I started well and won back the positions. The first segment turned out to be good, but the mode of the virtual safety car made its own corrections.
Rivals drove into the pits, while I couldn’t attack as hard as I wanted due to a virtual safety car. Then it was difficult for me to keep my rivals on more recent tires. It was hard to keep Renault and Racing Point behind. In general, a good weekend, the team earned points – a good reward for hard work. “
Andreas Seidl, Team Leader: “Today we again earned points with two machines. An excellent achievement, especially when you consider that all rivals at our expense received an advantage from a virtual and real safety car.
Carlos and Lando did a great job today. They started well and fought throughout the race. Today’s result was made possible also because we had a great two pit stops.
We had a difficult Friday, but thanks to the support at the base, we managed. For the first time since 2014, the team has earned more than a hundred points in a season, now we are looking forward to the stage in Japan. ”
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