F1 » McLaren unfazed by reaching last engine


McLaren insists that using its eighth and last engines in Korea is all part of script for the season.

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here we go again - Unregistered

October 13, 2012 4:13 AM

So yet again Webber gets problems with his car to mess up his practice setting up time - whilst his team mate miraculously has a virtually perfect race car thats one second a lap quicker than next best.
Sickening, blatent and boring if this continues to end of season

Tesla - Unregistered

October 13, 2012 5:56 AM

McLaren will fit the last of its eight-engine allocation to its two cars? voila. then this is lulu's last chance to win a race in this season. probably for button too unless a wet race.

anyone knows what's the engine score for ferrari and red bull?

Calvin_ - Unregistered

October 13, 2012 9:11 AM

I find this whole comment by Paddy Lowe quite strange. To say that although the rash of failures is unexpected but that over a year, it's not bad is ignoring the fact that while earlier in the year things may have been done better, they are now not. There has to be a reason things are failing now and given that they are concentrated now would cause me concern, whether it's parts fatigue, less care, or some other reason.

107SS2009

October 13, 2012 12:31 PM

According to the engine cycle statistics I follow mclaren used engine 8 in Japan so this race (Korea) is race number 2 on engine 8 and yes that should not be a worry as both mclaren cars have 3 engines which done only one race each, engine 1 Australia, engine 4 European, engine 6 Belgium.
RBR drivers, Vettel have one engine which done only one race, engine 4 European, both drivers will be on engine 7 in Korea which both done (raced)also in Japan.
FERRARI, have engine 5 which done only one race in Massa's car and wasn't raced in Alonso's car, both drivers are using engine 7 in Korea.
As for PIC who is using engine 9 in Korea he will most probably have to make use of the tenth engine later on.

Taipan

October 13, 2012 3:56 PM

Sunny are the engines allocated to the team or the individual cars?
What I mean is can the engine be swapped from Massa's car into Alonso's car for example or does each car have 8 specific engines designated to it?

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