Stoffel Vandoorne succeeded Sunday in the Formula 1 Grand-prix of France again in world cup points of the trip for McLaren. Our countryman parked his car on the circuit in Le Castellet on the twelfth place. “I could already much faster than driving in the qualifications, but the car is still not fast enough”, responded Vandoorne after the eighth world cup race.
“Only with a bit of luck, would Fernando Alonso and I’m now in the points drove. We knew in advance that it would be difficult if other teams from the problems remained. And that turned out to be so. I had a good race. At the end I got Kevin Magnussen and Fernando in, so I look back satisfied. A pity that we have no points to address”, analyzed Vandoorne, who from spot 17 had to leave after a poor qualifying session. “Our speed was definitely better than Saturday in the qualifications. If we manage to use our speed on Saturday to improve, we can in the races achieve better results. There is nothing wrong with the balance of the cars, we create just not enough speed.”
Mclaren’s race director, had only praise for his pilots. “Stoffel and Fernando have done their utmost and get the maximum out of the car. They were flawless and were ruthless. It is frustrating that they will not be rewarded with world cup points. We know that we need to continue to tinker with the car,” said Eric Boullier. “After such a disappointing weekend, it is hard to be positive elements to be found. But I pull me on to the speed of the car during the race. That was already much better than in the qualifications. Now We need to figure out how we speed also on Saturday can be found, so we in the races competitive.”