Whereas Ferrari and Pink Bull are clearly the pace-setters this season, the battle behind them is hotly contested, with a bunch of groups in competition.
And that is why Seidl is not getting too excited simply but.
“I believe from what we’ve seen now from Melbourne and Imola, the automobile is working below every kind of situations and likewise completely different monitor layouts, which could be very optimistic,” he defined.
“However, on the identical time, for those who have a look at the sphere the place it is extremely shut between the Mercedes, us, Valtteri [Bottas], and Kevin [Magnussen], there is no consolation in what we’re seeing now in the previous couple of weekends.”
Because the groups put together for this weekend’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix, Seidl conceded each team can have taken a step ahead, making the problem for McLaren even more durable.
Nevertheless, he feels a top-10 spot in qualifying and the race is inside attain for McLaren.
“I am by no means too assured as a result of I do know that the equipment on this paddock with all groups will not be standing nonetheless, however I’m assured that we’ve a automobile and a package deal which is ready at every weekend in the meanwhile to struggle for Q3 and struggle for good factors,” he stated.
“And that goes along with a robust team and two sturdy drivers.
“It isn’t nearly lap time efficiency, it is also about placing the weekends collectively and I give actually large compliments to the team about how everybody pulled it off in Imola regardless of some challenges.”