Eric Boullier believes the team can recover in Monaco and Montreal
By: Adam Cooper on 3/31/2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Eric Boullier and the McLaren team are in aggressive development mode after 2 races in the 2014 Formula A single season.
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the Formula A single team hopes to be in a more powerful position for approaching races in Monaco and Montreal.
He accepts that the next 3 races, which attribute a great deal of substantial-velocity corners and put a premium on aero efficiency, are going to be hard. The staff has been struggling with a lack of downforce relative to essential rivals.
“It’;s going to be very, very painful, we know this,” he explained when asked by Autoweek. “This is why we are in aggressive development mode presently. Each race we bring parts, and I come to feel a bit of a relief these days, for a good deal of factors. We invested the winter ensuring that we had a great correlation in between the wind tunnel and the track, and it looks like it operates out.”
Regarding Monaco and Montreal, he agreed that the staff could be at significantly less of a disadvantage.
“Yeah obviously, due to the fact much less downforce [in Montreal], and Monaco will be a various story as well, simply because in terms of fuel management, you do not have to fear. I consider by then we ought to have recovered.”
Meanwhile, Boullier said it was unwise to make also several judgments based mostly on Malaysia, exactly where McLaren lost performance relative to the season opener in Australia. Drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen each had issues, with Button finishing sixth and Magnussen ninth.
“You have to be cautious. We struggled this weekend since of the heat. If you seem back at Friday morning, we were Okay. We were not in a position to win the race, but our relative pace was considerably far better compared with the other folks. I believe with the heat, we knew we would endure due to the fact the tires have been degrading a lot much more, and overheating, and this is in which the other teams acquired.”
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