McLaren Target Five 1-2 Finishes

McLaren have set their sights on claiming 1-2 finishes in the final five races of the season as they bid to help Kimi Raikkonen overhaul Fernando Alonso in the World Championship

McLaren Target Five 1-2 Finishes

Although the Woking-based team have not taken the top two places in a race since the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix, the current speed advantage of their MP4-20 has left team figures aiming for a dominant end to the year.

McLaren's F1 CEO Martin Whitmarsh told Autosport: "I think we have the capability of winning all of the races and actually of scoring one-two finishes in each of them. Everyone here is focusing intensely on their job. We know a single DNF could cost us the Championship.

"If we have a weakness at the moment it is that we find it difficult to take any satisfaction from a one-three finish. After Turkey, despite having won the race and seeing Kimi put in a fantastic drive, there was still a feeling in the factory on Monday morning that we should have finished one-two.

"A degree of frustration is inevitable."

Whitmarsh added that the team's approach to every race from now on was simply 'all-out-attack', with Alonso still 24 points clear of Raikkonen in the drivers' title chase.

"That's the only option as we chase the Championship," added Whitmarsh.

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