McLaren in the points at the Monaco Grand Prix
After three non-scoring results, McLaren returned to points with Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen finishing in sixth and tenth pla [...]
After three non-scoring results, McLaren returned to points with Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen finishing in sixth and tenth places respectively at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Despite engine problems and an incident with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen,which cost him multiple positions in the race, Kevin Magnussen seemed satisfied with the fact that he was happy with the way his car was behaving,and that the team is moving forward in the right direction.
The 21 year old also chose not to blame Kimi Raikkonen for his opportunistic manoeuvre at Loews, saying such incidents are common in racing.
"I’m still not really sure what happened with my car at the end of the race. And I didn’t see what happened with Kimi – I went to the inside to block his entry into the hairpin, but he chose to make a move anyway. It’s hard to overtake here, but he tried and it didn’t work. That’s racing."
McLaren’s newly appointed racing director Eric Boullier admitted that the result is not what the team expected,but he was fairly satisfied with the performances of their two drivers.
"Sixth and 10th isn’t where we want to be, but we have to be realistic and acknowledge that this was a good performance – both from the perspective of the team, who worked brilliantly together, and also from both drivers, who drove tenaciously all weekend.