F1 » McLaren 'much closer' now, fear KERS-troubled Red Bull

McLaren-Mercedes appears to have Red Bull Racing on the run on the evidence of last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix - could a lack of KERS for the defending double F1 World Champions in China lead to a changing of the guard..?

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MotoGP - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 6:52 PM

".....With chief technical officer Adrian Newey admitting that there is no quick fix since Red Bull is not a manufacturing team,"

They're doing pretty well for a drinks company, but as Hamilton said, as the season progresses, they'll have some difficulty staying ahead of Ferrari, McLaren, and - well, I was going to say Mercedes, but I think I won't. Lotus-Renault?


April 13, 2011 9:16 PM

Well, everyone is thinking about a problem on RBR cars to be beaten... but what's up if they go on making a better car? I know is very difficult for a no legend team, but with the goals since last year and the 2 races won in this, Bulls seems the team to beat for a long time.

Duke - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 10:00 PM

As Schumi always said about all winning teams,"the day will come when they start making mistakes,and the day will come when the other teams catch them up".

Powerline 2008 - Unregistered

April 14, 2011 4:52 AM

Without KERS, RBR's cars may be lighter & easier on the tires & fuel. That may be an advantage to RBR in the end.

As much as I'd like to see McLaren win, you just can't discount RBR at all. These guys are no fools.


April 14, 2011 7:57 AM

closer is good, it isnTquite infront though is it, if mclaren really thought they were 'hunting' red bull down, would the flexible front wing debate have resurfaced, maybe, there is a lot of talk in f1, especially inbetween races, mclaren were closer in qualifying, but managed to end up in the race tangling with a ferrari that has required a mercy dash to solve its chronic lack of pace, luckily we have another race this weekend, more to talk about


April 14, 2011 8:07 AM

powerline. ALL cars have to have the same minimum weight, whether or not they have kers. the bulls actually do have kers, but webbers failed at start, and vettel was told to switch his off to avoid a failure. so the bulls were always DISADVANTAGED! yet still won!

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