McLaren must win in 2014 - Dennis
McLaren boss Ron Dennis says his team must end the 2014 season with at least one victory despite Mercedes' clear dominance so far.
Dennis returned to the management of the team over the winter after McLaren failed to score a podium throughout 2013. He has reshuffled the top management of the team, bringing in Eric Boullier from Lotus, and has made clear that he has only one objective.
"I think we could win races in the later part of the season," he told the official Formula One website. "I want to see a linear progression because we must end the season winning. This has to be our objective. We can't win today. The fact is that F1 is less cyclical as a sport. We used to have a very clear winter closure - now it's continuous. So if we don't have the luxury of some regulation changes, we have to be competitive as soon as possible this year- and we will be!"
Dennis said he is fully dedicated to turning McLaren's fortunes around and fears failure above all else.
"You have to be motivated by your thoughts, by your ambition. I will die ambitious. I will never lose my ambition and my drive. Could I live without motorsport? Definitely. But right now I have chosen to embrace the challenge of guiding, moulding and creating the McLaren of the future.
"I know I will be judged and my biggest fear is always failure - and I don't want to fail. I don't intend to. And it won't be through lack of effort if I don't achieve the perfection I am looking for. I am a perfectionist and I drive myself harder than anybody in the company. If they can't keep up with this 'mature' man then they must accept the consequences."