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

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cknopp - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 5:09 PM

If i was a McLaren driver, i would only allow a test drive in the car over my dead body.
Hamilton is absolutely correct, and he needs to talk with Jenson to get him on board as well.

I would also be in every meeting that is being held, putting in my 2 cents and driving the team to fix problems. After all, it is him looking stupid on international tv when the team screws up. And if that is the case, i would become a relentless hound, and a thorn driving McLaren in the forward direction.

This is probably the most mature side that i have seen of Lewis, and i am mightily impressed.

107SS2009

April 24, 2012 5:57 PM

When I read about mclaren's testing intentions (drivers on testing duty) I couldn't make any sense out of it and this regardless of the situation they are in. But now for/about Lulu, unlike others on here who are totally blinded every time Lulu farts I am not impressed at all with the way he goes about projecting himself and putting the team in bad light at that, in fact I believe the team should ascertains control once and for all regarding his behaviour re the team, he should resolve whatever he feels s shortcomings on the part of the team with the team behind closed doors and not through the media to project/pump himself up and above the team, the best thing for him to do is to study the history of MS AND THE WAY HE WENT ABOUT DOING HIS THING FOR THE TEAMS HE DROVE FOR.

D-Fuct - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 6:19 PM

Good call Lewis - good that someone at Macca can see sense. That said, Oli Turvey is highly rated and also a Cambridge engineering graduate so might well provide a fresh and intelligent perspective on the problem. No disrespect to Gary Paffet but MW should run Lewis, JB and Oli at Mugello.

107SS2009

April 24, 2012 6:25 PM

Mr Differenc/e, all of us on this forum are on here on the understanding that the Crash Net moderators have the last say on what is allowed. There are/maybe things from time to time that I don't agree on with Crash Net/moderators but as I said, having excepted the conditions for being on here I m man enough to except their decisions, I recommend you go on the same lines/mind set.

Suzuki - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 7:16 PM

It's good to see our "boy wonder" become a man and has got his head in racing...now is his time to show what he's made of...on with the championship!!!!

David - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 7:19 PM

Everybody wanted a "show" and now we have one, thanks to the artificial DRS, KERS, and novelty tyres. Aggressive drivers are hurting under NORMAL conditions ... the tyres are too fragile.

The Formula is a MESS :(

Droog - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 7:37 PM

@David,
Brother, I see your point, but absent total removal of Aero devices, passing will always be a problem in this Formula.
The "gimmicks" that have been put in place were designed to do exactly what they ARE doing, great exciting wheel-to-wheel racing between some of the best Drivers in the world. Tyres are a sticky subject (nyuk, nyuk) but I can see logic on both sides of that issue. I say, let 'em race as is and develop the skills required to succeed with the rules as they are. There are all kinds of ideas floating around out there on how to do the same thing (enable passing) by different routes, but I think Ground Effects are the only real way to do it, and that is apparently on it's way. Until then, enjoy! Excellent season so far, Whooda thunk Bahrain could be exciting?

107SS2009

April 24, 2012 8:21 PM

Droog, re ground effect/shaped floors, ground effect was recommended to be returned/included in the new for 2013 FIA rules by Patrick Head and Rory Bernie who were charged by the FIA to draw suggestions/plans for 2013 new rules.
But the TRWG (Pedy Lowe, James Key and Aldo Costa) reached agreement that the ground effect/shaped floor plans should be abandoned for 2013.

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