Haug applies brakes to McLaren boost

Norbert Haug on Thursday applied the brakes to suggestions that Monaco is the scene of McLaren's return to form. An enthusiast of the street layout and last year's winner, Lewis Hamilton, was never out of the two three during the initial three...

Norbert Haug on Thursday applied the brakes to suggestions that Monaco is the scene of McLaren's return to form.

An enthusiast of the street layout and last year's winner, Lewis Hamilton, was never out of the two three during the initial three hours of free practice.

Prior to the weekend, it was expected that the lack of many high speed corners could mean a better showing for the MP4-24, which after five races is a distant 55 points behind the championship leaders Brawn.

So Haug, racing boss of McLaren's works partner Mercedes-Benz, said it is too soon to say that Thursday's form is the beginning of a trend.

"Monaco is completely different to all the other circuits," he is quoted as saying by the SID news agency.

"I think we need still two months until we are where we want to be," the German added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Norbert Haug , Lewis Hamilton
Teams Mercedes , McLaren