McLaren aiming to 'reset' ahead of Singapore GP - Andreas Seidl
McLaren is aiming to 'reset' for the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix after two difficult races on the bounce, following the summer break according to Team Principal Andreas Seidl.
The Woking-based outfit lost several points after a number of issues hit the team in both the Belgian and Italian Grands Prix.
Both cars suffered power unit issues in Spa with Carlos Sainz Jr's coming at the start of the race while Lando Norris' MCL34 failed on the final lap of the race whilst in a comfortable season-best fifth place.
In Monza, Norris was able to recover from the rear of the field after taking power unit penalties to score a single point, however, Sainz Jr. dropped out from seventh place after an unsafe release with a cross-threaded tyre.
With power unit suppliers Renault outscoring McLaren by 25 points over the two races - helped by a fourth and fifth place in Monza - the final third of the season is critical to the teams aspirations of finishing fourth in the Constructors' Championship.
“We go to Singapore looking to reset and refresh following two difficult weekends in Belgium and Italy,” said Seidl
“Those races demonstrated just how close the midfield pack is, and that even the smallest issue can cost a lot in the Constructors’ Championship.
“We know the areas we need to work on between now and the end of the season, and the team is pushing hard right through to Abu Dhabi.”