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McLaren know where they need to improve ahead of British GP

The team will be looking to deliver Lando Norris a car that can delight the home fans during the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone.

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McLaren Team Principal Andreas Seidl says his team have reviewed their disappointing weekend in Canada and now know where they must improve ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Both Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris finished outside the points in Montreal for the third time this season. However, it was the first time both cars crossed the line outside the top ten since the opening race of the season.

That represented a poor weekend for the Woking squad ahead of their home race at the British Grand Prix, with all eyes on them.

"It’s been good to spend some time away from track since Canada," admitted Seidl, who welcomed a non-race weekend following their Montreal disappointment.

"Since then, we’ve reviewed the weekend, know where we need to improve, and we’re now putting our full focus on the weekend ahead of us.

"The track itself is a fast one. Some of its iconic features such as Maggots & Becketts are a challenge for any driver so it will certainly be an exciting one for the fans.

Seidl: There's nothing better than a home race

The British Grand Prix also allows teams based in the UK a chance to catch their breath following flyaway races in Azerbaijan and Canada.

It will also be a home race for Bristol-born Norris while the event will bring back fond memories for Ricciardo as the venue at which he races his first Grand Prix.

"There is nothing better than a home race and the whole team is looking forward to seeing the papaya fans among the sell-out crowd," he continued.

"Of course, as well as being a home race for the team, Silverstone also marks Lando's home Grand Prix, which means we really feel the support from the grandstands. Plenty of our own team will also be at the race, seeing their hard work in action. 

"Logistically it’s a nicer one for the team as it’s a shorter journey to the circuit compared to usual - certainly a perk of a home race. Let’s keep going and keep pushing forward."

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