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McLaren confident of winning performance for the rest of 2011 // Martin Whitmarsh is confident of more wins coming their way

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After Jenson Button took a convincing victory in Japan over the weekend, McLaren are feeling buoyed up that they can continue their winning streak for the rest of the season. We have just four races remaining, but team principal Martin Whitmarsh finally feels they have the car under them to do the business.

He says: “They are all winnable, we would like to win them. We are in that interesting situation where the championship is finished, but there is a good fight for second place now.”

Meanwhile, it’s not all good news for McLaren, as Felipe Massa has spoken out against Lewis Hamilton after the pair tangled for the third time in two race weekends. The Ferrari came off worse after their Suzuka clash, with debris scattering the racetrack, and Hamilton was adamant he couldn’t see Massa in his mirrors.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian remains angry, saying: “They have penalised people for much less this year, and this time they didn’t do it... and after many times this year... The FIA needs to take care of that. They are the only ones who can take care of that.”