McLaren Aim to Dominate Japan, China

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has set his team's sights on dominating the final two races of the season to make up for the disappointment of losing out on the Drivers' Championship

McLaren Aim to Dominate Japan, China

Raikkonen's title bid came to an end at the Brazilian Grand Prix when Fernando Alonso took home the points he needed to capture the world title - leaving McLaren to contemplate the mechanical problems that cost their man points earlier in the season.

But Dennis wants to ramp up the pace of the McLaren MP4-20 in the final races of the year to give the team the perfect platform on which to prepare for an assault on the 2006 world title.

"We will go to the remaining races trying to come first and second and we will allow the drivers to race," he said. "We still have developments coming on to our cars in the remaining races, what we have in the pipeline will go on to the cars.

"I would be very surprised if anybody has anything going on their cars to touch our dominance."

Looking back on the season, Dennis refuses to shy away from the mistakes that were made by his team, engine supplier Mercedes-Benz and the drivers - but has no regrets about the approach they made to the season.

"It is understandable people make a meal of what could have been and run all the scenarios of mistakes and issues that we have had," said Dennis.

"But at the end of the day we are a racing team and we exist to win races - that's what we have been doing.

"I'm not going to say we should have done things different. Clearly if we had got performance earlier in the season it would have been a different outcome but that's motor racing."

He added: "Renault had a situation in the early part of the season where Alonso got a lead and didn't make mistakes. He was understandably comfortable to drive strategically to win the World Championship.

"We were the people that were behind so we were the people who had to push and in pushing there were times when the team failed. When I say the team failed, I mean every part of the team, the drivers and ourselves."

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