Driver Kevin Magnussen finished second in the Australian Grand Prix
By: Adam Cooper on March 18, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Kevin Magnussen shocked a lot of when he raced onto the podium at the Australian Grand Prix.
McLaren CEO Ron Dennis was delighted at the Formula A single Australian Grand Prix with not just the efficiency of driver Kevin Magnussen, but also that of the total McLaren staff, which earned second and third spots soon after Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion.
The pit wall manufactured some especially excellent calls with driver Jenson Button, which helped the Brit to leapfrog up the order.
“The staff was quite structured, really focused, and created the right decisions in the appropriate way,” he mentioned when asked by Autoweek. “It’s excellent. We’re not right here to come third, we’re here to win. We undoubtedly will not be content till we win. The framework is maturing effectively, and we will win.”
Prior to Australia, Dennis said his position wouldn’t involve being on the pit wall, and while he changed his mind, he mentioned he wasn’t taking more than from Eric Boullier.
“I wasn’t on the pit wall telling him what to do I was genuinely just making an attempt to understand the approach as it was currently being remodeled by means of the race. I’m a racer, so the believed of not understanding and contributing doesn’t come across my thoughts. It is just when you observe issues it is good to say, ‘Why not this, why not that?’
“It’s a luxury not to have a function in the team, if you stand back, you can observe what’s going on. The point is, everyone is receptive to adjust, everybody understands we have to modify, and when you alter things you get better. The end result of right now was a truly excellent team work. They named the pit stops at the appropriate time, they had been agile with the security automobile, stops were all effectively executed, tire utilization, fuel every thing was nicely executed.
“I’m pleased about the discipline of the group. Absolutely everyone is aware of what we have to do, and we’ve just acquired to get on and do it.”
The powerful finishes of both Magnussen and Button in the Australian Grand Prix have given McLaren an early lead in the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship, right after finishing in fifth spot a season in the past.
Concerning the team’s potential, Dennis explained, “We really don’;t have the tempo but, but these earlier races are when you can accumulate points. We have very clear milestones of input efficiency we know when we can realistically assume to win races. Really don’;t inquire the query, I’m not going to tell you. You really do not arrive back where you want to be just overnight, it takes time.
“I’ll come to a lot more than 10 [races], and significantly less than sixteen, I really don’;t know exactly where that will fit. Most of the explanation I come to the races is either traders or shareholders, or meetings that need to have to be attended.”
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