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2018-04-16 09:59

Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic

China - McLaren has admitted it may have missed the mark as it set goals for 2018.

After three abysmal years with Honda, hopes were high as the once-great British team switched to Renault power.

But the 2018 car is also not fully up to speed - notably on the straights.

Not fully up to speed

Team boss Eric Boullier is quoted by Marca: "There is nothing serious or horrible in terms of the design." 

READ: McLaren 'almost factory team' by 2019 - Boullier

"But we have to be faster in the corners and on the straights."

The Spanish newspaper said McLaren may therefore be considering a 'plan B' - like a new chassis for next month's Spanish grand prix.

Boullier added: "The two drivers think the same about the good balance of the car, and when we make a setting change, it reacts properly. The car is matching the objectives we set, so it's possible that the objectives were not right."

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