Boullier: Barcelona to mark start of fresh push
7 May 2014 – McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has said the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend will mark the start of a 'fresh push' from the team.
McLaren struggled in China last month with Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen finishing eleventh and 13th respectively, both lapped by race winner, Lewis Hamilton. Boullier is keen now to see progress and added that the McLaren Technology Centre has been 'bustling with intense focus and activity' since the return from Shanghai.
"For us, the weekend will be about learning, and hopefully moving on from our disappointing performance in China last month," Boullier stated prior to round five in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship.
"The root of our under-performance has been comprehensively analysed; we know the areas where our package falls short, and we've taken steps - both short- and long-term - to address those. While not all of those will be in evidence in Barcelona this weekend, they mark the start of a fresh push and spirit within the whole organisation."
"The McLaren Technology Centre has been bustling with intense focus and activity since our return from China, and I'm hopeful that we are on the right track to steadily start pushing ourselves back towards the front," he continued.
Boullier also has confidence in his two drivers: "One thing we can be sure of is that Jenson and Kevin will both be pushing to the limit. In China, it was difficult to watch two hard-pressing drives go unrewarded, but both drivers performed fantastically in Shanghai, and only lost out on points due to the inefficiency of our car," he underlined.