McLaren is giving Aston Martin no respite after achieving a double podium finish in Japan. If the British team maintains its current performance, it can catch up with its rival Aston Martin at the end of the season. Here are the details of this exciting challenge:
Point Gap Closing
Aston Martin started the season with high hopes and quickly started to collect points. However, as the season progressed, they had difficulty getting the results they wanted. As of now, Aston Martin is in fourth place with 221 points, while McLaren is in fifth place with 172 points. The point difference between them is only 49 points.
A large part of the 221 points collected by Aston Martin is based on the performance of Fernando Alonso. The Spanish pilot made a big impact by earning 174 points for his team. However, Lance Stroll could not make the expected contribution by collecting only 47 points and earned only three points in the last seven races.
Impression of Lando Norris
McLaren driver Lando Norris emphasized how close this fight was after his double podium finish in Japan. “I didn't know we were this close,” Norris said. "If there are 49 points between us, that means it's pretty close." said. He also stated that there will be a few more races and he believes Aston Martin will be strong.
The Power of Two Riders
The biggest factor behind McLaren maintaining this close fight is that both drivers are regularly scoring points. The two drivers work together to move their team's position up in the points table. This provides a huge advantage for McLaren and helps them close the gap on their rivals.
This conflict between McLaren and Aston Martin increases the excitement towards the end of the season. It is possible to see that as the drivers of both teams continue their performance, the points gap can be closed even further. Formula 1 fans are eagerly waiting to see which team will prevail at the end of the season.