McLaren Focused on Winning all Races

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has said his team are not going to waste time worrying about how well title rivals Renault are doing - and instead will simply focus on trying to win every remaining race this season

McLaren Focused on Winning all Races

Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed a bitter-sweet victory in Turkey on Sunday after Fernando Alonso managed to grab second  place on the penultimate lap from Juan Pablo Montoya - ensuring the Finn only cut two points out his Spanish rival's sizeable lead.

And although McLaren and Raikkonen could not hide their disappointment at the late turn of events, Dennis insists there is little to benefit by worrying about how Renault do.

"We are very comfortable we are going to be quick in the remaining races," said Dennis.  "There's nothing we can do about the performance of another team. Our objective is to do what we can and who knows what's going to happen in the future.

"It's a World Championship determined by the finishing record of all of the cars over all the Grands Prix. Clearly the Constructors' Championship is our strength and that is a realistic target, but we are still totally focused on giving our driver the best opportunity to win the championship.

"Hopefully we can force Renault into some errors and, if we do, who knows? We might have an opportunity to go for the Championship."

McLaren F1 CEO Martin Whitmarsh believes there is everything to play for in terms of the title, despite Alonso enjoying a 24-point advantage in the Drivers' Championship with five races to go.

"We were clearly the strongest package here. There's no reason we can't get a 1-2 in the remaining five races. Renault are doing a good job, we have got to do a better job.

"In the Constructors' Championship we are gradually nibbling away now, we are down to nine points now. It can swing any way. We believe that's there for the taking.

"We haven't given up on the drivers. Five races to go, who knows? They can trip up over backmarkers. It only needs something like that and we are back in the hunt.

"Alonso has only made one mistake, we are hoping he makes a few more but we don't want to win like that. Kimi is doing a great job but we need a few cars between him and Alonso. We will score some 1-2s this year, we have got the pace."

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