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Momentum with McLaren - Whitmarsh

ESPN Staff
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Martin Whitmarsh is confident following three consecutive victories for McLaren © Sutton Images
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Martin Whitmarsh says McLaren has "considerable momentum" going in to this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix after winning the last three races.

Lewis Hamilton's win in Italy made it three consecutive victories for McLaren following his win in Hungary and Jenson Button's triumph in Belgium. Prior to that Button was a close second to Fernando Alonso in Germany, and Whitmarsh believes the recent run of success is motivating the team to improve the car even further in order to maintain its form.

"We at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes travel to Singapore with considerable momentum after winning the last three grands prix," Whitmarsh said. "Both Jenson and Lewis's recent performances have given our engineers and designers the conviction to keep pushing development through the season. And, make no mistake, there'll be no let-up with the aggressive development of MP4-27 until the end of the year.

"This season is far from over. We are continuing to refine and improve our car and have both the drivers' and constructors' championships within our sights. Every race from now on will be an important marker, and I'm optimistic that we can once again score good points in Singapore next weekend."