McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh has said that the team is focused on winning both the championships this season. He has said that the team has found an extraordinary amount of confidence following the victory for Lewis Hamilton at the Hungary Grand Prix.
After a number of tough races in the early part of the campaign, McLaren managed to get in a few updates for the Hungary Grand Prix. It worked exactly to plan after Lewis Hamilton dominated the grid throughout the race. The benefit of having the updates was quite clearly visible in the last few races, which was when the f1 betting odds made him favourite to win in 5 consecutive races!
Jensen Button finished in the second position at the German Grand Prix, which was followed by the victory for Lewis Hamilton in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
McLaren has had an uninterrupted operation for the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix. This will be a boost for the team according to Martin Whitmarsh. He has said that the team is focusing on winning both the titles this season. Even though Lewis Hamilton is more than 40 points behind the current leader Fernando Alonso, Whitmarsh has expressed his confidence that the Englishman will be able to close the gap in the second half of the campaign.
Martin Whitmarsh has also said that the team is still overjoyed from the victory achieved in Hungary, despite the significant gap between the two races. “Following the mandatory factory shutdown, we’re fortunate to have had two full weeks available to prepare ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix. As usual, we’re heading into this double-header hopeful of closing the gap to the leaders in both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships. Lewis’s victory in Hungary certainly provided further proof to us that we can take on the fight for both – and that remains our aim: to win both world championships,” Whitmarsh said.