F1: McLaren bid to put brakes on Red Bull
ABU DHABI (AFP) - The McLaren team go into this weekend's unique 'day-night' Abu Dhabi Grand Prix believing they can prevent the runaway Red Bull express from clinching the constructors' world championship with two races to go.
McLaren sporting director Sam Michael said that differing track characteristics from one circuit to another could see rampant Red Bull's advantage wiped out and give other teams a chance to win.
But he admitted that it will be very difficult to catch them in the title race.
After four consecutive wins, including last Sunday's comprehensive demonstration of supremacy from defending drivers champion Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull sit atop both championships after 17 of this year's 20 races.