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

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tie pin - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 8:57 PM

I think mclarens problems with pace might be more terminal than most think, they had a good understanding of the car from the word go, which means one of two things : this years car was basically a modified version of last years and they've pretty much found all the performance available, or they've intentionally designed a less complex car this year to avoid the embarrassment of last year, but in doing that leaving the car with limited development potential. Hope I'm wrong but they've basically stood still as others have improved. P.S the tires are to fragile and are penalizing the aggressive drivers into all driving like button

nedTed - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 10:44 PM

DRS may seem artificial, but absolutely necessary if implemented correctly. the fact is, with a rev limit on the engines, slip streaming - which is what drivers ALWAYS used to rely on to overtake back in the day - is impossible without DRS. When slip streaming without a rev limit, as it used to be, the decreased draft meant the engines could rev higher, allowing the following car to go faster, and therefore overtake the car in front. With a rev limit, there are no more revs - the cars all rev the same, meaning slipstreaming is almost impossible without DRS. When you look at it this way, DRS is not such a bad thing. Back in the day, drivers had slipstreaming, these days they have DRS. It's just a different way of doing the same thing.

jose - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 2:45 AM

Yep,
The Dog is back..Missed the race..Congrats to Mr. Vettel.
1750 miles nonstop sailing south, single-handed.Very ruff going..
It his team and if Lewis is willing to do the test, the right
man for the job..Reading the forum I see little has changes
Still Mclaren's #1 fan..

Badman, Jose

Smokin' - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 10:37 AM

Wise words from Lewis. Shame he isn't at the factory backing them up. But guess who has been spotted arriving at the factory straight after Bahrain to work on performance? You got it, Jensen. Those McLaren workers must love Lewis. Brilliant lesson in how not to get the best out of your team, and to put the skills of your PR team to the test.

107SS2009

April 25, 2012 4:13 PM

Jose, glad to see you back, I missed the hard time trying to make one and one add up!, hope the dog is ok and that it didn't get sea sick, and before I forget, have you seen/passed by any icebergs?

Droog - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 6:36 PM

@107SS2009
re: ground effects.
Yeah, I remember that being dropped, but why?
And why not have them back, it would be a whole new world for Adrian Newey and Ross Brawn to play in.

Jose!!
Brother from another mother, good to see you back dude.
"Swerve if you see an iceburg" is what my daddy told me.

BTW, now what happened to Faux-se?

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