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F1: McLaren back in title fight, says team boss McLaren are back in the title fight after emerging from a spell of poor results, team chief Martin Whitmarsh said today. He said he believed that the team now has the car and a strong enough development programme to fight for the world championship. After disappointing results in the European and British Grands Prix, McLaren returned to form on Sunday when Briton Jenson Button finished second in the German Grand Prix. The result followed the introduction of a major package of upgrades for the car, including modified sidepods and exhausts. In dry conditions, the McLaren was the fastest car racing round the Hockenheim circuit. “It is good enough at the moment,” said Whitmarsh, referring to the revived car. “But it won’t be, if we don’t keep developing it, because we have half a season to go. “Both of our drivers are capable of winning races and this year’s world championship. The onus is on us to keep developing. “We have a reasonable amount of momentum in the system at the moment. From what I have seen, that was the opinion of our engineers too. So we are feeling optimistic.” While Button got a boost on Sunday from a penalty handed to defending champion German Sebastian… timesofmalta.com http://allplacedout.com/f1-mclaren-back-in-title-fight-says-team-boss/

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