F1 » Brawn: We haven't got the car we wanted

Ross Brawn insists that Mercedes will continue to strengthen its F1 effort after a disappointing first half to 2012.

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August 09, 2012 11:12 AM

Some worrying similarities to Toyota's F1 program although at least they aren't been micro managed from the other side of the world.

Not been a fairy tale for Brawn either.

I blame Nick Fry :p

Al Sima - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 11:48 AM

I don't think there is much wrong with any of the top teams cars, what's making them vary so wildly are these ridiculous tyers. I know I have said so time and time
again and I will keep saying it because it's true.

Jim - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 1:30 PM

Agree with Al Sima.

Whats the point in the teams spending millions of pounds developing the best cars they can, and then being given swiss cheese tyres that arent even consistent on the same cars from track to track.

They might as well just give the teams 500 pounds each to spend on tyres at Kwik Fit each race weekend..


August 09, 2012 3:17 PM

jim. like the tyres or not, (i don't), the simple fact is that ALL teams are given the same tyres, and most have been able to manage them. just because merc cannot sort them out, does not mean that it is the tyres fault. and it is not just the tyres that are handicapping them, it is a lack of mechanical grip.

MikeG - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 5:14 PM

It's about time Ross Brawn starts making false promises for next years car. This team is a disaster ... why does Adrian Newey understand his car? If you can't understand your racing car then please hire someone that can. This team is pathetic ... but I suppose based on this theory they should luck a design that works before Schumie dies of old age.

Kevin - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 5:41 PM

Now it's been suggested that the Merc engine is causing excessive tire wear due to superior mid range torque. They are now working on revising engine mapping to fix that. BUT, since the big brew-ha-ha over Red Bull trimming mid-range power - how is Mercedes going to get away with doing same? It matters not what excuse you apply to adjusting the maps. Tire conservation is no different than aero improvements to increase grip to reduce wheel slip - thus reducing tire wear. Seems they have all painted themselves into corners on this one.

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