Atlas F1 News Service

No Team Orders to Support Coulthard. Yet.

Tuesday May 1st, 2001

McLaren will not harness their entire World Championship efforts behind David Coulthard just yet, team officials said.

The Scot is currently second in the World Drivers Championship standings, just 8 points behind leader Michael Schumacher but some 22 points ahead of teammate Mika Hakkinen. However, McLaren said they will continue to support both drivers until the championship campaign tilts further one way or another.

"In principle we will not ask one driver to drive in a supporting role to the other until he has no chance of winning the title," McLaren managing director Martin Whitmarsh told The Guardian.

"However," he added, "I think when you get to the point where, to all intents and purposes, our second driver in the Championship placings has no longer got a reasonable chance, then we will obviously call team orders."

Latest Headlines:
<<  Previous  |  May News  |  News Index |  Next  >>
*(03-16-2005): Badoer Continues Testing at Fiorano
*(03-16-2005): Fisichella Aims to Win Again in Malaysia
*(03-16-2005): Davidson Lined Up for Villeneuve's Drive
*(03-16-2005): Preview: Raikkonen Aims to Stop Renault
*(03-16-2005): Malaysia Preview Quotes: Jordan

© 1995-2005 Kaizar.Com, Inc. Copyright & Terms

  < Previous | Next >

  May 2001 Index

  Current News Index

  Email to Friend


   2004 at a Glance
   2004 Standings
   2005 Calendar
   2005 Line-Up
   Drivers Bio
   Teams Info
   Testing Center


   News Service
   Photo Gallery
   My Atlas
   Bulletin Board
   Chat Service
   Shop @ Atlas
   Search & Archive