F1 » Whitmarsh : McLaren title bid 'very alive' – but we need reliability

McLaren-Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh insists that Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are far from out of the F1 2010 title fight despite their absence from the podium at Suzuka - but he acknowledges that reliability needs to be improved

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Tiebie Beukes - Unregistered

October 12, 2010 4:52 PM

I think Whitmarsh was kidding. Disaster must strike both RBR & Ferrari. Very unlikely. But maybe, as Honda believes "The power of dreams." will keep Mclaren going. Not this year amigo Whitmarsh.

Honestly - Unregistered

October 12, 2010 5:36 PM

Face it,Lewis Hamiltons rough shod driving is responsable for toasting not one but two gearboxes this weekend,he is generally known to be hard on equiptment.

Johnny86 - Unregistered

October 12, 2010 6:22 PM

I am afraid this year Mclaren have been throughly thumped by redbull and ferrari.they have just been boasting around a lot.they got ahead of ferrari for a while when ferrari were caught up with the f duct and yet they couldnt take advantage.after turkey disaster ferrari promised to make the car faster and now they are even matching rbr in some circuit. Mclaren cant even copy the rbr parts properly. Lewis and martin may go on about their fastest developing skills but i dont see it this year. From silverstone onwards they've been promising to make their car faster but yet i dont see it.only last year they really developed the car faster than anyone. 2008 ferrari started and finished the season with the fastest car.so mclaren should really stop these bullsh*t , get their heads down and work hard on next year's car. When was the last time they had the fastest car from the start? Maybe 2005..but it was too unreliable..


October 12, 2010 6:45 PM

last year, at one of the later races, mclaren turned up with a hole in their rear wing. i think it was dennis or maybe whitmarsh, who said "soon all cars will have a hole in their wings. everybody, including myself, scoffed at that remark. mclaren proved us all wrong . presumably last year, they were experimenting with natural airflow trying to stall the wing. but i think that they put too much reliance on this "trick" to give them the edge, and didnt watch the bulls.

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