Dennis: We must end the season winning
11 April 2014 – Ron Dennis says it is imperative that McLaren is capable of winning races at the end of the season.
The outfit is attempting to bounce back from its worst Formula 1 season in over 30 years, during which it failed to record a victory for the first time in seven years and also missed out on the podium for the first time since 1980.
And although the current dominance of the works Mercedes squad is hindering McLaren's attempts to return to winning ways, Group CEO Dennis is determined to turn his target into a reality before the campaign concludes.
"I think we could win races in the later part of the season," Dennis explained to the official Formula 1 website. "I want to see a linear progression because we must end the season winning. This has to be our objective.
"The fact is that F1 is less cyclical as a sport. We used to have a very clear winter closure. So if we don't have the luxury of regulation changes, we have to be competitive as soon as possible this year – and we will be!"
McLaren's most recent Formula 1 victory was achieved by Jenson Button at the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix.