If McLaren is not in a position to win grands prix this season, that is not the fault of engine and equity partner Mercedes-Benz.

If McLaren is not in a position to win grands prix this season, that is not the fault of engine and equity partner Mercedes-Benz.

That was the message this week of the German carmaker's motor racing chief Norbert Haug, after Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen put just 4 points apiece on the board in the first three races of 2009.

"If everything was working in the way our KERS and engine is working, we would be fighting for the title," Haug said from Stuttgart.
If McLaren is not in a position to win grands prix this season, that is not the fault of engine and equity partner Mercedes-Benz.

That was the message this week of the German carmaker's motor racing chief Norbert Haug, after Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen put just 4 points apiece on the board in the first three races of 2009.

"If everything was working in the way our KERS and engine is working, we would be fighting for the title," Haug said from Stuttgart.

He insisted, however, that his comments "are not a criticism" of the McLaren team, despite the fact that everything except the engine and KERS is produced at Woking.

Haug admitted: "On the aerodynamic side we could have done a better job."
He insisted, however, that his comments "are not a criticism" of the McLaren team, despite the fact that everything except the engine and KERS is produced at Woking.

Haug admitted: "On the aerodynamic side we could have done a better job."

 

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