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Magnussen: 'we still need to find good, efficient downforce'

The Dane believes the team made progress this weekend
Sunday, June 22, 2014

 

22nd June, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Kevin Magnussen says that McLaren are yet to find efficient downforce.

The Dane finished seventh after losing a position to Sergio Perez towards the end of the race.

Magnussen felt the team had made improvements but said they still needed to find better downforce.

“I really thought we were going to finish sixth today, but Checo [Perez] just had too much pace at the end of the race.” he said.

"That wasn’t great, but it’s positive that we’re making improvements.”

“We’ve made progress this weekend, but we still need to keep pushing: we still need to find good, efficient downforce.

The McLaren driver felt that the team got everything out of their package in Austria.

“Still, I think we got everything out of our package this weekend. It’s tough racing in the midfield pack, like we did today, but we’re going to get there.” Magnussen said.

Jenson Button spent most of his race sitting in traffic and struggled to get his strategy to work.

“I’d hoped we could make up some places today, but it’s never easy to overtake around here.” Button said.

“We went for a different strategy – starting on Primes – but it didn’t really work for us.”

“From then on, my race was all about sitting in the train, waiting for people ahead of me to pit, and trying to make my strategy work – which in the end I couldn’t.”

 

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