McLaren bullish on Spain chances
Martin Whitmarsh is excited by the 'unpredictability' of Formula One this year but insists McLaren will be competitive from here on in.
McLaren had made a positive start to the year in the first three races, albeit with just the one victory, but disappointed last time out in Bahrain as they struggled with the tyres.
There has been a different winner in the first four races of the season, although Sebastian Vettel's success in Bahrain saw him climb to the top of the standings, while Red Bull moved above McLaren in the Constructors' Championship.
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are still very much in the mix and team boss Whitmarsh believes they will remain there by bouncing back at this weekend's grand prix in Barcelona.
"The great thing about this sport is you can never be fully confident you understand everything," Whitmarsh said.
"We have a great car and inherently the pace is there. I believe we will be competitive in Spain and going forward.
"You don't know what other teams are going to do, we're working hard to understand tyres and the car and continuously develop it; we know others will be doing the same.
"You can never be confident you understand everything or that others won't up their game and give you a harder time. But within the team at the moment there is a positive feeling."