McLaren ready to take advantage

McLaren ready to take advantage

Ferrari introduces the F2003-GA at the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend and McLaren is ready to take advantage of any possible weakness in the new car, according to David Coulthard. While Ferrari has tested extensively to cure unreliability...

Ferrari introduces the F2003-GA at the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend and McLaren is ready to take advantage of any possible weakness in the new car, according to David Coulthard. While Ferrari has tested extensively to cure unreliability problems, Coulthard said the challenges of competition are a different matter from the test track.

David Coulthard.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.
"There is no question that when a team unveils a new car in a competitive situation it is hugely different to anything the team experienced during testing," he told the Record newspaper.

"I'm sure the team will have tested and tested the car but everything changes when they take the wraps off it next weekend in the race situation in Spain. There's bound to be areas which are likely to be fragile and that's where we at McLaren have to be ready to take full advantage."

"We've shown right through this season that our car is quick and reliable. In terms of outright pace there's still a gap to Ferrari but there's no point in having the quickest car that doesn't finish."

Ferrari, naturally, isn't about to voice anything less than total confidence in the new car and Michael Schumacher said he wants victory in Spain with the F2003-GA.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , David Coulthard
Teams Ferrari , McLaren