BAR boss Pollock says his team must sharpen up its act

BRITISH AMERICAN RACING must sharpen up its act in 2002 and whatever changes that are necessary will be made by the management in a bid to ensure its future success. That was the uncompromising message from team principal Craig Pollock this week in BAR's end-of-term round-up which suggests that the Canadian may be poised to take a more hands-on approach to managing the Brackley-based operation.

Pollock admitted that BAR's credibility might have slipped down the F1 credibility ratings from an outside perspective, yet his own commitment to its success remains unswerving. "No one person can turn things around," he said. "It is a team effort. I intend to ensure that we have a strengthened package in place well in advance of the start of the next season."

He added; "I will not accept anything less than a race winning package. I expect to get the best from the team and the drivers at each and every race. We are a team full of youthful energy and expertise with a huge passion for what we do. Lucky Strike BAR Honda wants to be successful; the team wants to win. The buck stops with every single individual. We are all accountable - especially me - and no stone will be left unturned to make sure we act like a team with championship ambitions."

BAR-Honda finished sixth in the 2002 Constructors' Championship, disappointingly one place behind their Honda-powered rivals Jordan.

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