McLaren Mercedes have today publicly congratulated new constructors’ champions Red Bull Racing.
The Milton Keynes squad’s one-two yesterday took them to an historic first manufacturers’ title, a mere six years after they first entered the sport under their current name.
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh sent his congratulations to the team.
“I think I have to congratulate Red Bull,” Whitmarsh is quoted as saying by Autosport. “It is a new name on the trophy and that has to be good for the sport, they have done a good job and they deserved the constructors’ championship.
“We will see now. They will be pushing hard for the drivers and so will Fernando [Alonso] and so will Lewis [Hamilton]. I think it is good as I say for the sport to go to the last round like this, it is fantastic.
“It has been just an epic championship and I think we have all enjoyed it, we’ve had highs and lows during the season, but we will see what happens in the last race now.”
Whitmarsh went on to say that his team would go all out to come second in the constructors’ table, as well as maintaining Lewis Hamilton’s title charge.
“We should be able to retain second place in the constructors’ championship but we do not take anything for granted,” he added. “Just as we can go and win the drivers’ we can go and lose second place in the constructors’ [to Ferrari], it is all possible and it is the great thing about this sport.”