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Jonathan Neale: McLaren should not panic despite poor start

921   //    23 Jul 2013, 17:20 IST

McLaren’s Managing Director Jonathan Neale believes that the team should not panic despite their poor start to the season.McLaren which had the fastest car for most of 2012 decided to take a radical approach in designing their 2013 car. However, the approach backfired and sent them to the midfield. They currently lie sixth in the championship with 49 points, 10 points behind Force India.

“Coming to do that in front of hundreds of millions of people every fortnight is very focussing. We’ve managed to achieve some things in terms of reliability, operational consistency and stuff. But the on-track delivery is just not competitive at the moment and that’s very painful.” Neale said.However, Neale insists that with the coming of new rules, McLaren will come back strongly in 2014.

”We’re working very hard to try and do something about that and make sure we don’t repeat the mistakes going into next season. We’ve got to look long-term. McLaren have been around for 50 years, we’ve got 182 race wins. We will be back, we will be winning.”

“There’s nothing to be complacent about but there’s nothing to panic about. We made some mistakes, we’ve got to get over it, we’ve got to move on.” he added.

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