Seidl needs to work with Renault after McLaren failures
McLaren staff principal Andreas Seidl needs to work intently with Renault to grasp the reliability points that struck on the Belgian Grand Prix.
Carlos Sainz suffered an influence unit subject early within the race, failing to get off the road cleanly after which retiring on the finish of the third lap throughout a security automotive interval. Lando Norris was then working a snug fifth however reported a lack of energy on the finish of the penultimate lap and crawled throughout the road earlier than stopping, dropping out of the factors to be labeled 11th.
“It’s disappointing for us to have two DNFs, with one driver not even with the ability to make the race begin,” Seidl mentioned. “On the similar time the state of affairs is on Renault’s facet as effectively. Once more, Renault is making an enormous effort so as to convey energy updates all through the season in order that’s encouraging to see.
“After all, it’s disappointing to have all these penalties and the DNFs within the races. Nevertheless it’s essential that we now have a clear and open relationship there and that we analyze the problems and attempt to resolve them collectively.”
Though the newest specification of Renault energy unit was taken by Sainz throughout Friday apply, McLaren opted in opposition to racing the improve, so Seidl says his issues should not with the brand new engine.
“We have to wait first, I don’t suppose it’s associated. It’s speculating and we actually must see. I don’t suppose it’s associated to the engine spec. It was not on the finish of the mileage. It was the B-Spec engine — we stored all of it weekend. Nevertheless it was not a difficulty with mileage.”
Norris will not be letting the late retirement in Spa detract from the efficiency proven all through the race, heading to a circuit the place he has F1 expertise from 2018.
“Regardless of the frustration of the final race, there have been various positives that we might take from our efficiency on Sunday,” Norris mentioned. “We had stronger tempo than anticipated throughout the race and I used to be on the right track for my career-best outcome. I’m aiming to take that efficiency into the subsequent weekend and problem for factors in Monza.
“It’s a monitor I do know fairly effectively having taken half in FP1 and Method 2 final 12 months and I’ve additionally raced there a couple of instances earlier than within the junior formulae. It’s a really fast monitor, the quickest of the 12 months, which implies it’s additionally probably the most thrilling circuits on the calendar.”