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McLaren 'working well together' – Brown

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Neil Foster

McLaren's executive director Zak Brown is excited by the team’s progress and cannot wait to get the new season under way in Australia.

The Woking-based team has failed to challenge for honours in recent years and last won a Grand Prix back in 2012 when Jenson Button was behind the wheel in Brazil.

They finished with only 30 points in the constructors' championship but have now ended a three-year partnership with Honda and will receive engines from Renault in 2018.

That is a positive, along with the fact they still have drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso on board, and Brown has praised the work ethic of the British team as they look to bounce back in the coming season.

"Morale is great, people are working hard, we're excited," he said. "We've got a new livery coming, we've got a new garage coming, we've got a new engine coming, we've got the two drivers we wanted.

"Everyone's working well together. Eric [Boullier] is happy with everything that he has. I asked him the other day 'Anything else you need?' 'Nope, I got what I need.'

"So everyone is excited and the anticipation is building. I wish Australia was tomorrow. Desire to get back to our winning ways is off the chart."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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