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© Sutton Motorsport Images PRESS CONFERENCE Zak, we’ll start with you, it was announced today that Jenson Button will race for you at the Monaco Grand Prix. Zak BROWN: He was the obvious first choice but we had to make sure he was up for it, since he’s now relocated to the States and he was very up for it as soon as we contacted him.
I think it’s great for our team to replace one world champion with another for Monaco.
As he gains more experience, his development is extremely impressive. CW: I think there are lots of team principals that have had babies before me, but thank you.
His race again last weekend was outstanding particularly the first half, it was particularly impressive, particularly from where he started on the grid after a difficult Saturday afternoon. Since you were last here there has also been a major overhaul of your senior technical staff.
So, starting with our new head of aero, Dirk de Beer, who joined us now many weeks ago actually and who has already had a significant impact in our aero team and is doing a fantastic job and obviously the car he designed won the first race this year, so that’s a real positive for us. His arrival into the team has been hugely motivational more than anything so far.
Obviously it’s going to take a bit of time for him to embed himself in the team and to found out where the true weaknesses are and to start rectifying those.
And so, ultimately on that direction Jonathan Neale and I work very closely together.
And when this opportunity came along it really started off with me and Fernando kind of joking around about it. We then had a breakfast with Honda and he told them of his desire to race at Indianapolis and ultimate try to win the triple crown.
CW: There hasn’t been a massive overhaul; we still have most people in play.
Jenson has won a round there, loves the circuit, and didn’t take any convincing whatsoever when we contacted him. Q: Obviously this comes about because Fernando Alonso is going to race in the Indianapolis 500.
What did it take to pull this deal off, Alonso to Indy, both externally, but also internally within Mc Laren? Take a step back: my boss, or bosses, are the executive committee, which is run by Sheikh Mohamed and Mansour Ojjeh and they are a real driving force and motivational individuals who are really pushing us to do new and exciting things.
Q: Slightly tricky start to the season – over a second off the pace initially, podium for Max in China – but we’re hearing that there’s a radically or updated car planned for your team in Spain, according to some comments from your team today. CH: I think that all the teams are developing hard and the first real acid point tends to be the start of the European season and we’re no different.
I’m sure several teams are targeting Barcelona with various update packages and we’re no different. Q: Finally, it’s not yet 12 months since Max Verstappen came to your team.