McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have been told to make the most of their momentum at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
The team have scored victories in each of the last two races with the drivers sharing the honours. The upturn in fortunes has fired a warning to runaway points leader Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull as well as Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso that the championship is far from over and that the Woking-based team are looking to kick on after the summer break, starting at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
“There is no change of mission for the drivers – they should attack at all opportunities,” McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale told the BBC.
“We are not in a position to play a safe game. We have to give everything.”
He continued: “The [two victories] were like scoring a goal just before half-time. It gives everyone a lift and going into the break and you don’t have that worrisome feeling on your mind.”