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Teams confident of China performance fixes - McLaren, Force India and Williams set to bring improvements

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Teams confident of China performance fixes
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McLaren have had a difficult start to their season, but with a three week gap between the last race in Malaysia, and this weekend’s Grand Prix of China, work has been underway to improve their performance.

Managing Director of McLaren, Jonathan Neale, said: “We’re taking a number of upgrades to China. Some are routine, some are a response to the moment... I certainly believe we are on the right track now - we have an idea where the problems are.”

Another team disappointed in their pace so far in 2013, Williams, have pinned their hopes on a slightly later date, with Technical Director Mike Coughlan saying: “We feel we have a better understanding of where we are and the whole team has been working hard to improve our competitiveness going into the next few races. Ultimately we are looking at a significant upgrade for the Spanish Grand Prix.”

And finally, Force India had a specific problem in Malaysia, with wheel nut failures causing pit stop problems and the retirement of both cars. Team boss Vijay Mallya has said: “We’ve had three weeks to understand what went wrong and have worked hard to fix the root cause of the problem.”