F1 » McLaren: Season hasn't been a calamitous failure

McLaren-Mercedes managing director Jonathan Neale dismisses suggestions that the Woking-based outfit's late-season development pace in F1 2010 has been disappointing - as he predicts an Abu Dhabi thriller

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Paul - Unregistered

November 10, 2010 4:55 PM

Lewis and jenson did the best with what they had, at no point during the season mclaren had the best car or even second best...
They need to rethink their design philosophy and get some down force on their car next year!

50 Cent - Unregistered

November 10, 2010 5:10 PM

McLaren needs to look inside its garage and look for a A.N. guy. Also, they need to take a look at their driver's roster and make a decisive decision. Certainly, an addition of Hulk would be nice if they can steal him from Williams. They also need to look at their star, who I think is overpaid, and make a quick decision if they want to retain him or let him go. Right now would be a good moment to go after Kubica who is he's less expensive and probably can deliver the same results with a current car, if not better. That would leave more in their purse to spend on development.

JMD - Unregistered

November 10, 2010 5:55 PM

Mclaren are second in the constructors so i dont think they have done that bad.
If anything the drivers have let them down, Hammy keeps sticking it in the wall/grass and JB isnt fast enough.
I think we all expected more from that pairing and its ultimatly let the car down.
Lets face it, take Alonso out of it and mclaren were only beaten by the Redbulls/Adrian Newey.

Honestly - Unregistered

November 10, 2010 9:35 PM

50 cent has it right.With years of drama,behavior issues,trust issues etc. Lewis Hamilton has grown stale and his time at McLaren has run its course,he should move on.The logical and nominal action for McLaren is Hulkenberg to replace Button and Kubica to replace Hamilton,this combo will win a WDC as well as the constructors,no doubt.


November 10, 2010 9:45 PM

no mclaren has finished a gp in front of fernando alonso since silverstone, in those eight races ferrari have scored 228 pts (fa 148, fm 76), red bull 220 (mw 110, sv 110) to hamiltons 77 (3 dnf) and jenson buttons 66. a steady drive from hamilton (the kind we see from button following the car in front) in monza and singapore would have netted him 24 points, after the failure in hungery, to crash in two consequtive races was unfortunate at the least, stupid at the worst. on occasions where red bull could be got at (ita, sin) alonso beat both of them, the singapore race saw jenson fail to mount any kind of attack on webbers hobbled red bull when both mclarens had outqualified the aussie, button had the pace to qualify ahead of alonso and beat him in japan, but (as a team) put button on a strategy where he was as fast as the red bulls at the end of the race but behind all the competition. if the first half of the season showed that mclaren had the resources to challenge red bull, the s

Schumi - Unregistered

November 10, 2010 10:21 PM

the reason i stopped posting on this site is because of the stupid and uninformed comments on this thread, if you cant follow the sport properly then stick to football or rugby its much simpler to follow

Marybeth - Unregistered

November 11, 2010 1:47 AM

If McLaren seriously wanted the trophy this year, they would have hired Kimi. It isn't Martin's fault that McLaren didn't hire him. He wanted Kimi back & spoke highly of him LH was afraid to have to run against Kimi.

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