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McLaren Target Move Up The Grid

The start of the F1 season saw McLaren top the Constructors Championship following a double podium finish in Austria, following this though a slump in form has seen them drop to fifth.

During this slump they've scored zero points in the last two race.

A three-week break between races has given McLaren time to assess what's been going wrong with Racing Director Eric Boullier now of the opinion that investigations have determined the problems and competitiveness will be improved with a change on fortunes starting in Spain this weekend.

He is quoted on sky sports as saying: 'For us, the weekend will be about learning, and hopefully moving on from our disappointing performance in China last month.

'The root of our under-performance has been comprehensively analysed; we know the areas where our package falls short, and we've taken steps - both short- and long-term - to address those. While not all of those will be in evidence in Barcelona this weekend, they mark the start of a fresh push and spirit within the whole organisation.'

Boullier went on to say that Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen will be 'pushing to the limit' in Spain with their efforts in China, which were praised, going unrewarded due to the 'inefficiency' of the car.

With the McLaren Technology Centre a hive of activity in recent weeks we'll soon see if McLaren are back on 'the right track' as they say they will be with it believed it is now known how to get the best out of the MP4-29.

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Date:Thursday May 8 2014

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