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McLaren aim to catch Mercedes by Barcelona

McLaren have an aggressive programme of development for their car and aim to close the gap with Mercedes by the first European race of the Formula One season in May, Racing Director Eric Boullier said on Wednesday. Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen and Britain's Jenson Button finished second and third in last Sunday's season-opener in Melbourne that was won comfortably by Mercedes' German Nico Rosberg. Button said Mercedes were about a second a lap quicker than the rest but Boullier, who joined the team this year from Lotus, felt the gap was less. "It's true that Mercedes and Williams have some pace, maybe between half and three quarters of a second quicker than the rest of the...
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