F1 » Hamilton may force McLaren rethink

McLaren may rethink its plans for the upcoming Mugello test following disappointing showing in Bahrain

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April 24, 2012 11:53 AM

I agree with the previous comments. If one of the two regular drivers are willing to test, let them do so. I think either he or Jenson should be in one of the seats to offer feedback, and then they can compare results with one of the test drivers, who might have a different perspective.
Don't know how anyone can fault Lewis, or any driver, for wanting to do the work to identify and fix the problem.
Some will, though.

mix - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 12:06 PM

There's no doubting the pedigree of the drivers or this years car.
The team have effed up too much in such a short space of time.
Dropping the ball this often, loses you world championships.


April 24, 2012 12:29 PM
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It looks like that the title of this article is designed to stir up emotions in both those who adore or do not LH, thus getting people to comment on. I doubt very much that he said that he would 'force' McLaren to rethink


April 24, 2012 1:59 PM

McLaren's team boss Martin Whitmarsh is surprised by how the team's form faded a little since the first race in Australia. The team only won one race in the first for races although they showed promising form in qualifying. He says they never discounted the Red Bulls, but they were surprised with the speed of the Lotus cars. "I think that this is a much more interesting championship right now than I would like it to be," he said. "We've never discounted the Red Bulls, but you've had four different winners, four different constructors in the first four races. And not only Red Bull, but you have got to say congratulations to Lotus, they were bloody quick here," he said. "I think we have got to focus on what we did wrong, and clearly we did something wrong. You look at our pace here by comparison to long runs on Friday and we were a second slower than we were then. One second slower is 30 or 40 points of downforce and we didn't lose that, so it's really these tyres," he said.
"They are


April 24, 2012 2:01 PM

(cont . . .) very, very challenging and if you get in the sweet spot, then you are in great shape, and if you are out of it then you are in for a pretty tough time. We gave both of our drivers a very tough time here."
. . .

quentin - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 2:53 PM

it is strange were mclarens pace has gone and its totally opposite to the past few years where they have had a soso car in qualifying but a good race car now it seemes reversed get it sorted quick boys.

MotoGP - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 2:55 PM

The fact that Whitmarsh even considered putting his test drivers in the car to produce second-hand data shows he is not qualified to run a truly excellence-oriented team at this level of expense.

He's gotta go.

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April 24, 2012 3:22 PM

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