McLaren took third place in the constructors' championship at Spa-Francorchamps, but four teams stand in nine points and Andreas Seidl, director of the British structure, does not want to underestimate any of his rivals for the rest of the season.
"Between what we know from last year and what we've seen this weekend, I think we're in a good position again to fight for third place." Seidl said. "We're still in a good position to fight for big points on Sunday afternoon."
Seidl is wary of a Ferrari return later in the season, however, and wants to take advantage of Monza, where Scuderia is likely to suffer, to collect points: "I expect to be close to Racing Point and Renault again. And with the lessons we have been able to learn (in Belgium) and what we have seen, we expect Ferrari to have a hard time."
“We never underestimate Ferrari's ability to strike back during the season. With all the experience they have, the know-how and the infrastructure, I'm sure it's just a matter of time for them to come back. That's why it hurts even more that we haven't collected more points (at Spa). "