Eric Boullier: “It’s good to get points on merit…”

Jenson Button’s eighth place in Monaco was a small but significant landmark for McLaren Honda as it represented the first points for the team after its difficult start to the 2015 season.

Team principal Eric Boullier said it was a boost for the staff but conceded that there is a long way to go.

“It’s just a reward for the hard work for the people of McLaren Honda,” Boullier told this writer. “It’s good to get points on merit. Obviously Monaco was a track that suited us, so there’s nothing to get excited about, but it’s showing some progress.

“Obviously I would have loved to have had both cars in the points, which was possible, and that would be even better, so there’s an investigation to understand what happened to Fernando. There are some positives out of the weekend, even if we are not where we want to be, it’s always the same story. But one milestone done, which was to get the points.”

Boullier admitted that reliability remains a concern: “We are pushing hard, so that’s why.”

The Frenchman believes that after Montreal – where straightline speed is paramount – the latest updates will start to pay off.

“We keep pushing, we keep improving every race. There is now more visibility about the performance coming for the next races, so it’s just encouraging. I think Canada will be a difficult one, but from Austria is should be better.”

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One response to “Eric Boullier: “It’s good to get points on merit…”

  1. GeorgeK

    An important step, but a baby step. Let’s see if they can CONTINUE to pick up points and improve. We all know Monaco was an anomaly in the big picture.

    Keep punching boys!

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