Zac Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, has reason to celebrate for the second week in a row: Lando Norris finished second in Singapore and today both his drivers were on the podium, Oscar Piastri’s first achievement in Formula 1.
Zac Brown: “The team had another great race and it’s great to see Oscar on the podium for the first time. Overall the race was quite linear, although of course I had to be nervous. But this is always the case, because the fight only ends when the checkered flag is given.
We are gradually overtaking Aston Martin in the constructors’ championship, although I would like to see the gap narrower now. The remaining races of the season will be an exciting one, but we have to keep doing what we are doing and hopefully we can finish the season in 4th place in the team standings.
It is clear that we will not be able to overtake the leaders this year, but we are gradually closing the gap, although it is clear that Max once again showed superiority today.
Lando was slightly behind Oscar in qualifying, but was clearly faster than his partner in the race, which is understandable because he has much more experience and these tires require the right approach. Moreover, Oscar has never driven in Suzuka before, but we are very pleased with the way he drives.
I predict that we will also perform well at the next Grand Prix, in Qatar. I am confident that we will have to be fast in all the remaining stages of the season, although of course some circuits will suit us more and others less, but overall the task is to keep attacking.”
Source: F1 News
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