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McLaren podiums still unlikely - Michael

McLaren's sporting director Sam Michael has admitted that his team's aim of scoring podiums will be tough to achieve on merit. McLaren's best result of 2013 remains Jenson Button's fifth place finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix, although the team has closed in on the front-running pace at recent races. Nevertheless, Michael said the gap to Red Bull and Mercedes is not likely to be closed before the end of the season. "If you look at the last couple of races, in Budapest and Spa, we've definitely improved our performance," he told the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes phone-in. "It's not where we need to be as McLaren, but previous to those last two races we didn't have the ability to...
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