Monday, August 17, 2009

McLaren targets back-to-back victories

McLaren is confident that it can carry its race-winning form from Hungary into this weekend's European Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton scored the team's first victory of 2009 at the Hungaroring three weeks ago and team boss Martin Whitmarsh believes the latest raft of upgrades to the MP4-24 will give McLaren the opportunity to repeat its winning form on the streets of Valencia.

"It's very important that we are able to maintain the winning momentum into this weekend's race," said Whitmarsh. "Fortunately, we have made a structured effort to bring further improvements to the car in Spain.

"The whole team has been buoyed by that win and is really looking forward to another strong set of results this weekend. I've no doubt that we'll certainly hit the ground running on Friday."

Hamilton says that he is still on a high after his Hungary victory and is hoping to be able to challenge for another win.

"It's great to be getting back to business after the break, I'm still buzzing from the win in Hungary," he said. "I'm hopeful of being able to carry that pace into the Valencia weekend - particularly with our new upgrades to the car."

Source : Autosport

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