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McLaren on 'right trajectory' after form slump

The Woking-based outfit is aiming to recover having scored only 17 points in seven races.

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McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella has insisted the team is on the "right trajectory" despite a miserable Monaco-Spain double-header.

Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri secured a double points finish in Monaco but the former labelled the MCL60 as at least the seventh slowest car on the grid - a point proven by a lack of race pace at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, a race that yielded no points.

Whilst qualifying pace has been a positive sign for the Woking-based outfit, the lack of race performance has left McLaren sixth in the Constructors' standings with only 17 points.

“We came away from Spain with a less than satisfactory result," said Stella.

"We were of course very happy to start the race with both cars in the top 10 after a positive qualifying session.

"The race proved to be more difficult in terms of pace and due to Lando's incident at Turn 1. We take the learning onboard and we go again."

Long-term foundation

F1 returns to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix with McLaren hoping for an improved result to take a step towards fifth-placed Alpine.

"Canada is a track that many drivers enjoy," added Stella.

"It's another challenging circuit, fast-flowing but with low-speed corners and loads of braking and traction.

"We're on the right trajectory as a team for the long-term foundation and we know results will start to come to us once we improve the car. In the meantime, we'll try and extract the most from the next GP in Canada."


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