Friday, December 21, 2012

Whitmarsh: F1 Better Than Ever

McLaren Team Principle Martin Whitmarsh believes that is more competitive and challenging than ever.

The Woking-based outfit had to settle for third in the Constructors’ Championship, despite winning a number of individual races across the season.

Whitmarsh feels that the sport is as competitive as it has ever been, thanks, in part, to the money available to teams:

“The strength and depth of the grid in terms of drivers and teams in my view, casting back over 24 years personally, is stronger than it’s ever been,” he told ESPN

“It’s more difficult to go out there week after week winning and being dominant, and that’s good.

“It’s been great that these last two or three years have been really good F1 seasons.

“You’ve got well-funded teams, a period of comparative rule stability and I think the tyres have been quite tricky.

“For a good first half of this year they were a baffling ingredient in the performance package. So I think all those things mean it’s close.”

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