F1 » McLaren 'have a fundamental issue', car is 'a mess'

BBC F1's triumvirate of Martin Brundle, David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan have painted a bleak picture indeed for the prospects of McLaren-Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button heading into the forthcoming 2011 campaign...

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March 09, 2011 12:57 PM

at season's end if this car does turn out to be a failure then McLaren really need to look at the way they organise their engineering, their structure and their engineering personnel. i think EJ is correct within the current FIA rules evolution not revolution is required together with a consistency in design.

some hard decisions have to be made and some heads may need to roll for McLaren to get back on a level par with RBR and Ferrari.


March 09, 2011 1:02 PM

calvin. as the thread was about mclaren, i understood that you were blaming tyres for their predictament. but the real fault is with the designers. they are looking for extreme and obtuse solutions, some of which just might work. evolution seems to be the safer way to go, as you are working from a solid base.

racehound. i dont like dennis's autocratic rule, as it stifles the team and drivers. however he has been back on the pitlane. presumably you mean day to day running? but yes, like him or not, he had good control of the team, and maybe his return would help?


March 09, 2011 1:10 PM
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Mclaren,as a massive fan of yours i am begging you to bring Ron Dennis back now!!!us fans so want Mclaren to be great again and Ron is the ONLY man who can do this.It's not too much to ask,is it? please listen to what us fans want.Bring the legend back!!! before it's too late.


March 09, 2011 1:15 PM

If Ron wants the good of the team and the brand, he will not comeback. McLaren must stand on his own two legs, and I think Ron wants to see that. He's not immortal, if he wants McLaren to thrive long after he's gone, he won't intervene.


March 09, 2011 1:26 PM

@Shrieker,it's no good waiting until the seasons over and then thinking if only Ron had been there,we need him back now before the season starts,Mclaren have done nothing since Ron stepped down,surely that must tell you something.

Jonov - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 1:33 PM

Dont forget that with Ron at the helm McLaren did not win a title from 1999 to 2008. They only won it in '08 because they got lucky and had a car that was developed by Fernando Alonso the year before. With the rules changes and no Fernando, McLaren are lost.


March 09, 2011 1:40 PM

Jonov piss off will ya ? Trolling at it's best. What about 2010 then you dork ? Had Hamilton got a wee little bit more luck he would've done it. The mp4 25 wasn't a slouch by any means. And don't forget the end of 2009 when they were matching Red Bull for pace. Ron wasn't there and neither was fernanando the cheater.

Jonov - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 1:50 PM

@Shrieker...Whether you like it or not, Fernando brought pace, professionalism, development, and reliability to McLaren. Those are the four basic food groups of a championship. It's very rare to find all four of those qualities in one driver. Lewis does not have them, he has pace but that's about it.

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