McLaren continues to struggle for third place within the constructors’ championship and are simply 10 factors behind Racing Level earlier than the ultimate race of the season …
Lando Norris: “After a difficult brief circuit race in Bahrain, we’re heading to Abu Dhabi, the place we hope to efficiently end the season. I imagine that we may be happy with our achievements this season, particularly in such a turbulent 12 months. We rallied to deal with the challenges and had nice moments. I’ve made progress and hope to proceed in the identical spirit, getting ready for the following season.
Yas Marina is among the trails the place you want braveness to overhaul. That is finest achieved in exhausting braking areas – race success depends upon efficient efficiency on this space. We are going to push ourselves to Abu Dhabi to efficiently full the season.
I will likely be racing with Carlos for the final time as a companion. Throughout these two years I discovered so much from him and I’m certain that he additionally discovered one thing from me. Till the end line, we’ll work collectively for the staff, and I look ahead to new fights with him subsequent 12 months. “
Carlos Science: “Forward of the ultimate race of the season, we’re optimistic about going to Abu Dhabi. We made a variety of effort to remain within the struggle and obtain most outcomes. We had nice fights final 12 months in Abu Dhabi and I hope this 12 months would be the identical.
The final race in McLaren awaits me, the place I spent two unbelievable years. The weekend will likely be emotional, however it is advisable to give attention to the struggle. I’ll do every thing for the staff in our final race collectively. “
Andreas Seidl, Workforce Chief: “This wonderful season is coming to an finish, we’ll attempt to full it efficiently, earn a variety of factors earlier than we return residence. This 12 months is a narrative of a number of chapters that the staff and I went by means of collectively. If at this stage of the season we take such positions, this is a crucial achievement and proof of the staff’s progress.
If in the course of the pre-season checks in Barcelona somebody had stated that we’d be preventing for third place within the constructors’ championship one race earlier than the tip of the season, we’d be pleasantly shocked. We proceed to wrestle and work exhausting to realize a excessive end result within the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
I want to congratulate Method 1, the FIA and the staff that we nonetheless spent this season. Method 1 was the primary worldwide championship to renew the season in the course of the pandemic – an necessary achievement, particularly for our journey and logistics sport. The measures taken to guard our sport and the nations the place we compete labored completely and allowed us to renew racing and on the identical time considerably scale back the dangers.
In conclusion, I want to thank Carlos earlier than his final race at McLaren. Along with Lando, he has made an enormous contribution to the event of the staff over the previous two years and helped us progress. I loved working with him and everybody at McLaren needs him all the most effective for the long run. However now we’re ready for the ultimate race in Abu Dhabi, and collectively we’ll proceed to struggle till the end line. We all know that Carlos will even do every thing that depends upon him.
We targeted on our work and are getting ready for the ultimate race. We are going to attempt to reap the benefits of any likelihood. I am certain we’ll have an thrilling finale of the season. ”