Canada will be painful for McLaren

Canada will be painful for McLaren

McLaren boss Ron Dennis believes the team won't be able to show their form from Monaco again until the Hungarian Grand Prix in August -- and the next race in Canada will be 'painful'. After David Coulthard's victory on the twisty street circuit of...

McLaren boss Ron Dennis believes the team won't be able to show their form from Monaco again until the Hungarian Grand Prix in August -- and the next race in Canada will be 'painful'. After David Coulthard's victory on the twisty street circuit of Monaco, Dennis is not optimistic about a repeat performance at the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve.

David Coulthard.
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"The next race we can go to and feel we are going to be really competitive and can win again is Hungary on August 18," he said. "The nature of the circuit means we can again do a good job. But what happens between now and then is going to be a real challenge."

"It's going to be tough on some of the remaining circuits and the next race in Canada is going to be painful for us. We are under no illusions that we still have to improve our package before we can truly be on the same level as Ferrari."

The Hungaroring has similar twists and turns to Monaco but the races in between feature long straights and sweeping corners that Williams and Ferrari have proved superior on so far this year. With Coulthard's win in Monaco, McLaren are third in the Constructors' standings but still trailing Williams by 30 points and leaders Ferrari by 48.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Gilles Villeneuve
Teams Ferrari , McLaren , Williams