McLaren admit constructors' title difficult now

© Ubaid Parkar, 18 October 2012
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McLaren has little hope of challenging for the constructors’ championship this season after it scored just a single point at the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday while leaders Red Bull fished in the maximum haul of 43.

The defending champions lead the teams’ standings by 77 points from Ferrari and 83 from McLaren with four races remaining in the season, but the British squad isn’t getting its hopes up too high.

"I think it's over for both of us," said Jenson Button referring to teammate Lewis Hamilton and his own chances in the drivers’ championship.

"The constructors' is also difficult for us as a team but still possible if Red Bull have a bad weekend," he pointed out.

"We can see how quickly it can turn around. It can just as easily go the other way with us and Ferrari," Button told Reuters. "The worry is how far Red Bull are ahead at the moment in the championship and also how strong they are. They are consistently winning and also getting very good points."

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh added, "We’ll be moving heaven and earth to win the four Grands Prix that still remain this year. It won’t be easy, but I promise you we’ll all be giving it our very best shot.”


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