MONTREAL, Canada - McLaren team chief Martin Whitmarsh admitted he and
his team had made mistakes at the Canadian Grand Prix after they failed to score a point for the
first time in 65 races.
BAD DAY: McLaren had a very bad day at the 2013 Canadian GP when neither Sergio Perez or Jenson Button could score any points for the first time in 65 races. Image: AFP
The team's run of 64 points scoring races came to an
end at the 2013 Canadian GP where Mexican Sergio Perez finished 11th
and Briton Jenson Button was 12th.
'WE GOT IT WRONG'
Whitmarsh said: "To have that run in the points come to an end is a bit disappointing.
"It was a tough afternoon. We got it wrong, we should
have started on the prime. We really stayed out on the option too long,
traffic and lost a lot of time.
"In the case of Jenson, we set him lap time targets
which were too slow - and he could have gone much faster. He could have
pushed into the points.
"It was one weekend where we didn't get it right. We
were not quick enough to be at the front but we should have been able to
get in the points."
Button said: "I have never been so pleased to get out
of a car, it wasn't a great race for us today, this is a track which is
usually good to us.
"We want bigger things than one or two points, all
goods things come to an end... if we had got one or two points we would
be disappointed. We were lapped easily and just didn't have the pace.
"I am looking forward to Silverstone, because it can't
be worse than here. We tried some new parts here which didn't work on
this circuit but they should work better at Silverstone so hopefully we
will have something to celebrate."
Perez said: "It was very disappointing. It was not the
race we hoped for - probably the worst race of the season in terms of
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