Andreas Seidli says it was a good recovery from the McLaren F1 Team scoring points with both cars on Sunday Austrian Grand Prixespecially from where they were, performance wise, on Friday.
Lando Norris finished seventh and Daniel Ricciardo ninth on the Red Bull ring, both had failed to finish inside the top ten in Saturday’s sprint race. Both were able to progress and take advantage of the misfortune of others to break into the points.
Seidl, the team principal of the team from Woking, was grateful for the fighting spirit of both drivers and the entire team along the track to never give up and fight for the best possible result as they continued their battle with the BWT Alpine F1 Team for fourth place in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship State of the constructors.
And now he says everyone should rest and reset for the next double header, which starts at the Circuit Paul Ricard later this month in France.
“To score with both cars is a good outcome of a tough Sprint weekend here in Spielberg,” said Seidl. “From P10 and P11 after a good recovery yesterday, the goal today was simply to get on.
“Getting P7 and P9 in the Austrian Grand Prix is satisfying after starting the weekend behind with several issues on Friday. Thanks to Lando and Daniel for showing a great fighting spirit. The same goes for the team that worked hard this weekend – as they have all done through this back-to-back streak.
“Today we had a clean race that got us where we needed to go. Thank you to everyone here at the track and back at the factory, along with our colleagues at HPP, for helping us secure eight valuable points in our battle for the Constructors’ Championship.
“Now a short break to rest, reset and analyze our performance before going back to France. We are looking forward to Paul Ricard.”