McLaren is Happy with Their Car's Progress
With Lewis Hamilton declaring on Monday he doesn't think Spa-Francorchamps is a circuit where the McLarens can dominate, we can't oversee the clear fact that the Woking-based team has made a huge progress.
This was streghtened by McLaren's team principal, Martin Whitmarsh, who believes the improvements they have made on the wheelbase allows them to better negociate the high-speed corners.
"I think we have made some progress. I think we have the ability now, with the revised wheelbase, to play a little bit with the weight distribution which I think was not in the right place for high-speed corners", revealed the McLaren team boss.
"I think we have some downforce, which is quite handy in high-speed corners. I can't honestly predict where we will be there. I think, relatively, we will be much more competitive than we would have been.
I think it's clear than we need to keep pushing, and continue to improve the car. We want to be in a position where we dominate qualifying and then carry it into the race", stated Whitmarsh.
He then claimed Hekki Kovalainen is likely to run with the shorter wheelbase car at Spa too. "Even if it's not a big advantage for Heikki I think it's the right thing to do, because to have a team running with two different specification cars is not a useful thing in terms of continuing to develop the vehicle. I don't think it will be a disadvantage to Heikki", said Whitmarsh.