McLaren have said that they are confident they will be able to run at the front at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya.
The team took a one-two last time out in China and think they have closed the gap in terms of overall pace to the front-running Red Bull and Ferrari cars.
Speaking to reporters during a phone-in yesterday, the designer of the MP4-25 said the team had continued to make progress.
â€ I’d like to think that we can put a car on the front in Barcelona. We know that we’ve made a decent step forwards, but we know that Red Bull, Mercedes have announced significant changes and Ferrari are going to bring their own drag reduction rear wing, â€ Goss said.
“We certainly have closed the gap. In China barring the slip up Lewis had in qualifying we proved that we had closed the gap. We were probably only 2 or 3 tenths off the Red Bull in qualifying pace.â€