Martin Whitmarsh targets finishing in the top ten with both cars in the remaining races
Team Principal hoping to consolidate fifth position
By William Esler. Last Updated: 28/09/13 12:22pm
Martin Whitmarsh says it is important both McLaren cars continue to finish in the top ten in the remaining six races this season.
For a team that are used to targeting Drivers' and Constructors' Championships, the fact that they are aiming just to finish in the points underlines just how difficult a season it has been for the Woking-based outfit.
McLaren currently sit fifth in standings and Whitmarsh says whilst they are unlikely to improve on that, it is important to keep scoring points to stay ahead of Force India.
"We go into these final races with the very clear intention of consolidating our position in the Constructors' Championship," The Team Principal said.
"While improving our position sadly looks impossible, it's important to consistently achieve top ten finishes with both drivers in order to strengthen our points cushion over our closest rivals behind. We achieved that in Singapore and will be looking for similar performances from now until the end of the season.
"That may not be a particularly glamorous task for a team that enjoys winning, but it nonetheless calls for constant application, focus and commitment as we count down the remaining races during this important phase of the season."