F1 » Horner: McLaren's late debut doesn't worry Red Bull


Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner insists McLaren's late testing debut - aping that of his own team in 2009 and 2010 - does not concern the double world champions heading into F1 2011...

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richard

January 26, 2011 2:19 PM

you can look at this in 2 ways.
1 the car is so poor that they have to modify it before the tests
2 they have such an advanced car that they are shy of producing it before the tests.

bu it does seem to put mclaren on the back foot. better to get as much testing as possible. roll on the tests!

50 Cent - Unregistered

January 26, 2011 3:22 PM

If this is such an advantage as RobO stipulates. Why would the RBs not do it if they were the beneficiaries of this strategy for 2 years. I agree with Richey on this that it's better to know what you got from the get go and test especially when you know you'll have to deal with new tyres.

rob01

January 26, 2011 5:00 PM

Red Bull had the best non diffuser car. They had the best diffuser car. So they can bring basically the same stuff and just test the KERS which they have never run. They are way ahead of the others with a car that has been copied/emulated to the max. I think Mcl has it figured out plus some additional things that they want no one to see. Just a guess though.

107SS2009

January 26, 2011 5:25 PM

There is no need to be hopeful as I don't miss reading crash and your posts in fact I miss you when you are not connected hi hi hi.
Rob the other day a friend of mine told me that a friend of his told him that a friend of his friend told him that he got it on authority (remember this phrase on these pages?) that mclaren got two secrets which they don't want others to find out before the racing starts and that's why they are lunching as late as possible but I am sorry I cannot divulge these two top secrets because I was sworn to secrecy dawn the chain of these friends of friends so you will have to wait a bit longer than normal to see your favourite car on track and learn about these two secrets.

107SS2009

January 26, 2011 5:41 PM

Yes to be honest I am a bit worried as they might have figured out after twelve months how the RBR ride height automatically adjusts itself and how the hell they and FERRARI manufactures their front wings to flex so much and still pass the FIA load test.

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