Rain or shine, McLaren aiming for a one-two

By Ubaid Parkar, 25 November 2012
© AP Photo/Andre Penner

The Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday is likely to be a wet one and could ensue a chaotic race but McLaren isn’t concerned about the weather conditions in the season-finale.

Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position at Interlagos, ahead of teammate Jenson Button in a front-row lockout with the British team aiming for a similar result in the race, rain or shine.

“Last time in the wet we were quite fast, so that is our last data point,” sporting director Sam Michael was quoted saying by AFP on Friday. “But until you run in the wet you don’t know.

“You can always come away thinking you are really good in the wet, and you have a bad race again and it changes,” he pointed out.

“Our target this weekend is to finish first and second, because if we finish first and second we will finish second in the constructors’ championship no matter what happens to anyone else,” he added. “Whether we can achieve that or not remains to be seen.”

 

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