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.


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.


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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