Emag wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:16 am
proteus wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Another Germany repeat and maybe with even more top contenders out and followers can reduce that gap right away. We also need to take under consideration that Renault engine and Mclaren hydraulics/gearbox are on the fragile side, so retirements and grid penalties are about to hit them.
That's why I said "realistically". I personally wouldn't mind if they lost out on 4th if it means that they get a headstart for 2020. I am not sure what goals the team has set for itself this year though. It is true that McLaren improved a lot this season compared to 2018, but they are not yet where they want to be. If sacrificing this 4th place this year means that they will be closer to the front in 2020, i'll take it.
The target was to end the year P4, as said by Carlos before the season started. He had said they were not too bothered where they started the year, because from all indications from testing, the midfield was close. But they want to be P4 by seasons end.
Q: (Stefano Mancini – La Stampa) Kimi, will you help Vettel to win his championship this year?
Kimi Raikkonen: I can only drive one car, obviously.
@2018 Singapore Grand Prix drivers press conference.