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What they say
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl was asked whether he was surprised Red Bull let Carlos Sainz Jnr go:
I can’t judge what happened there in the past. We are happy that we have these two drivers in our side.
And that’s the reason also why we announced that, early on, was how we move forward into next year. We’re very impressed by the performance of these two guys that they’re having. By the way they work together with the engineers, with me, with you guys. It’s an important element of the positive spirit and atmosphere and the morale we’re having right now inside the team. Which for me is key in order to also make the next steps as a team.
So I think that can have a great future with us. It’s down to us, to me, to make sure the team we deliver also in the future a machine for them to fight higher up on the road in terms of positions.
Quotes: Dieter Rencken
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