It is Friday, 13th March, and this is F1Minute.
Just yesterday, I mentioned Ron Dennis defending McLaren for their slow testing times, but today Martin Whitmarsh has said that the team have a “performance shortfall.” This is an unexpected admission but even Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug agrees that the team “aren’t competitive enough to aim for wins.” Whitmarsh continues that the team will be making improvements in Jerez but this may not get them as quick as they want to be by the time everyone lines up in Australia. He also showed he’s picked up some Ronspeak with phrases such as “resolute determination” and “experience of ultra-high technology.”
Massa has given an outsiders point of view by suggesting that he’s never seen McLaren so far behind as they are right now. Regarding his own team’s performance, he added: “I’m really satisfied with our competitiveness compared to all the others, except obviously Brawn GP, who were unreachable for all of us.”
That’s it for today, and this week, have a fabulous weekend and I’ll be back on Monday with another F1Minute.
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