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McLaren finding positives ahead of German GP

No points in two races, and possibility of a victory keeps fading with each round, still, driver are optimistic ahead of their visit to Nürburgring.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3rd, 2013 (F1plus).- Jenson Button and Sergio Perez will arrive to Germany knowing that they have not been able to score any points in two consecutive races, something that, weather it has been a factor of luck or not, it clearly states the situation McLaren is in.

However, both drivers show optimism ahead of the German race, even though they both feel Silverstone was something to forget, there were good things to take away from past weekend.

“Of course, the Silverstone result wasn’t where we want to be, but there were some reasons to be encouraged by last weekend.

"Our car is now better balanced and more driveable, so we’re hoping for a rain-free practice day in order to further develop the set-up during Friday’s two free practice sessions." The 2009 champion Jenson Button said.

The Briton only has for word to describe the circuit, and he certainly looks forward to start in FP1.

“The Nürburgring is a track that seems to encourage close racing and plenty of overtaking. The combination of low- and medium-speed corners tend to allow cars to run quite closely, and there are a couple of big braking zones, where it’s quite easy to get alongside and steal the inside line.

“However, it’s got some nicely designed sections, which mean – equally – that you can lose out on the entry and yet still regain position if you have better traction and track position on the exit.” Button added.

There's o doubt that Sergio Perez has been on the headlines this season. The reason vary; from his aggressive driving, to his bad luck, etc. For sure, he has been showing his racing heart and the team is certainly pleased with that.

“I’ve already put the disappointment of Silverstone behind me. In fact, I was more encouraged by the positives: I demonstrated strong pace all weekend, was having a good race and looked set to finish in the points, until my tyre failure in the closing laps.

“Naturally, these setbacks happen in motor racing, so it’ll be good to get back in the car just a few days after Silverstone and get back to business." Said Perez in reference to another opportunity lost to earn some hard-to-get points.

The Mexican is happy to go back to German the place were all started for him.

“I started my single-seater career in Germany, so it’s a place with lots of positive memories for me. I enjoy racing at the Nürburgring, it’s a place where you need to attack to get the best from the lap, so I think it’s well suited to my style.

"I’d have loved to have raced on the old track, the Nordschleife, that must have been an incredible place for a grand prix, but I’ll be happy with a positive result on the new circuit.” Perez added.
 

 

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