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GP Week : Issue 213
Apart from assimilating its Honda engines, McLaren will need to figure out why its 2014 car has been using up its tyres so much more than the opposition if it is to return to the top echelon on race day. Again, the McLarens flattered to deceive in qualifying, but simply fell away on sunday. eric Boullier: " We're very disappointed to be leaving Austin having scored only four constructors' championship points, cour tesy of Kevin's eighth- place finish. For much of the race, Kevin and Jenson ran in line astern, both drivers racing extremely well in decidedly difficult circumstances, coping manfully with less than optimal grip levels. "Towards the end of the race, Kevin was able to cling on to eighth place, having managed his tyre wear extremely well. Jenson was by that time struggling with more significant tyre-degradation issues, especially to his rears, and was consequently unable to prevent being overtaken in the final laps by a series of cars running on newer rubber. As a result he ended up 12th, which was understandably disappointing for him." "As of this afternoon, we're in fifth place in the constructors' championship, 24 points ahead of Force India and 49 points behind Ferrari. We haven' t given up on pipping Ferrari for fourth place. By no means will it be easy, but you can bet your bottom dollar that we'll be giving it our very best shot." a tale of degradation 30 GPWEEK.com // 30 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> USA PARTNERS: