The McLaren Racing team has gotten into a Championship fight with Alpine this year as both the teams are vying for the fourth position in the Standings. While Alpine was leading the competition to McLaren going into the Singapore Grand Prix, the British team managed to come out victorious as they completely turned the tables at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in a race that can only be described as incredibly difficult.
The Singapore Grand Prix returned to the F1 calendar after two years and it gave fans enough reason to hope this race returns every year because of the “tricky conditions” that the drivers were met with on Sunday. After a two-week long break due to the cancellation of the Russian GP, the thrill of the Singapore Grand Prix had everyone in the audience on the edge of the seats. And the strategists had a field day formulating winning plans to help their teams attain victory.
While many of the racers could not make it to the finish line because of tactical errors, both recruits of the McLaren ended their run in P4 and P5, respectively, thus earning the team the fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship standings ahead of Alpine. Thus, McLaren Team Principal Andreas Seidl was over the moon with the outcome of the race. And the German did not hold back while praising his two racers and their whole teams for the excellent job.
“It’s good to be back up to P4”: Andreas Seidl applauds the team for beating Alpine in Singapore
The Singapore Grand Prix presented as opportunity where not the teams with the highest speeds, but the teams with the greatest strategies reigned over those which did not. And McLaren’s tactics fell into just the right places so that the British team got a total of 22 points from their two drivers and soared past Alpine to capture the fourth spot in the table.
Speaking of all the ways in which Seidl believes his team delivered on the Main Race day in Singapore, he said, “Daniel and Lando both had superb drives today in tricky conditions. They did not put a wheel wrong on a day when many of their peers went off – but equally they benefitted from great teamwork and clear communication from their strategists, engineers and the pit crew, who once again delivered. We made the right calls today when it was very tricky to judge the best course of action.”
But Andreas Seidl ended with a note that they cannot afford to let these results get to their heads at the McLaren garage just yet. Five Grands Prix are still left, and the team needs to deliver meticulously at all those races to cement its name in the fourth position of the World Constructors’ Championship standings.