F1 » Whitmarsh insistent McLaren is going in 'right direction'


Martin Whitmarsh defends McLaren, says it is too early to say anything definitive about the MP4-26 or indeed any other 2011 F1 car.

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Mike AS - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 4:05 PM

What a lot of ********!

You can't tell me that a professional Team Principal can't figure out the potential pecking order by now?

After several tests they have a myriad of data on their own car as well as their competitors.

Give Brawn his due to be honest enough to say they need to make up at least a second on RB/Ferrari.

ads - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 5:02 PM

you are missing the point of this article. Of course he knows the rough pecking order by now but as team principle it would hardly help morale to go shouting that his team are behind when they are working such long hours would it? Another clever statement by MW here. Mclaren are not as far adrift as the times are suggesting and some people would like to believe and by a couple of races in they will be up to speed fighting for podiums and potentially wins. sure they are not the quickest but only one team can be quickest and it was always going to be RedBull to begin with so why is anyone surprised?

sparky98

March 10, 2011 5:40 PM

That sounds a little bit more promising from Mclaren man ads there,maybe the car is not half as bad as we all think it is.Ads,i hope you keep posting here to keep us fans here informed as to whats going on.

nossense - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 9:11 PM

If a car that is slow, unreliable and unconsistent can fight for the tittle...then Hispania can have also a chance. But we all know that´s not going to happen. Sauber, Williams and Toro Rosso have much more chances of winning a race than Macca next year. Is being written here, mark my words. Pecking order?
1. Bulls, 2. Ma-Fiarrari, 3. Williams, 4. Sauber, 5. Toro Rosso, 6. Rinoo, 7. Mercedes, 8. Macca, 9. Force India, 10. Team Lotus, 11. Hispania, 12. Virgin-Maruski

MotoGP - Unregistered

March 11, 2011 2:48 AM

Who does Whitmarsh think he is? Does he imagine for a second that he is as insightful, knowledgeable and well-informed on these issues than the Formula 1 internet fans who spend practically all their spare time blogging and watching TV? As if...

And can you imagine our surprise when this POS car was faster than the Ferrawesome 150xl Tuesday? The suicide prevention lines were at maximum.

FreddyFreeloader

March 11, 2011 9:39 AM

He's taking up his chances. He has to, he wants to keep his job. He will be under lots of pressure cause of the resources at his disposal and he has 2 different but very fast drivers. Mcl should be leading the way not playing catch up

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