F1 » Whitmarsh: We’ve made it too easy

Red Bull have had it too easy in the F1 title race according to McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh

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October 30, 2012 11:58 AM

"we needed to get up there and give him a harder time at the start. But we weren't able to make anything stick, and instead our two guys found themselves fighting each other and Fernando on the first lap..."

Funny, that was my thought EXACTLY when I watched the opening lap. All three those drivers, Alonso included, weren't thinking, they should have let Jenson into the corner, got their tyres warm and stuck to the backs of the Red Bulls's instead of scrapping with each other, allowing the RB's to disappear...


October 30, 2012 12:21 PM
Last Edited 238 days ago

Mr Twitmarsh...google sour grapes. All these operational ballsups happened on your watch matey. Not managing one of your drivers correctly played a part too.


October 30, 2012 12:39 PM
Last Edited 1201 days ago

Whitmarsh is having a laugh, the fastest guy in a Mclaren could not even catch the slowest driver in a Red Bull which had problems with KERS, so how on earth would any of the Mclaren drivers catch the Red Bull car driven by the top driver at Red Bull who's car had no issues.

Whitmarsh needs to admit although having a good car the Red Bull team has outperformed Mclaren as a team in most departments.

No silly mistakes in the pits with Vettel and Alonso always passing Mclaren when a Mclaren car was in front.

Red Bulls ability to get Vettel in contention in a race when he has had poor qualifying something Mclaren as failed to do when ever JB or LH had a poor qualifying session.

And Red Bulls consistency in being able to push with the upgrades time and time again where Mclaren fell behind in the Easter period and as now fallen behind in the last four races.

Instead of looking to blame Whitmarsh should give credit to the best team in F1.

Kevin - Unregistered

October 30, 2012 12:53 PM

McLaren seem to be struggling with developing a complete strategy that pulls the car, team and drivers together as well as Red Bull or Lotus. Some of this may be that Lewis has been out the door all season, which people feel long before it's announced. The relationship between Lu Lu and Button has been cooler than ever all season. These things matter in a team environment, and Whitmarsh has failed to manage that. Add to this a car that looked so good, but turned out to be so inconsistent. They made it easy on RBR by making it too hard at home.

red bull racing - Unregistered

October 30, 2012 1:47 PM

IMO all the top drivers and teams are making it sooooo easy for alonso. why can't his team and drivers race alonso to be second in constructors. when vettel doesn't have a team mate who will let him pass, alonso has massa, webber, button and lewis as team mates. whitmarsh is a *****. if you be second in constructors may be you can afford to have those merc engines after all. who will supply anything complementary for a loser. try think at least in monetary terms if not racing terms.

Andrew - Unregistered

October 30, 2012 1:49 PM

According to the words of Max Mosley, Ron Dennis needs to come back or else Mclaren would join Williams in the wil, the guys in "Pimp my Ride" would do a better job than Coco the clown!

Ian - Unregistered

October 30, 2012 4:47 PM

McLaren team seems to have fallen apart since Ron left ,surely they didn't have so many mechanical and pit-stop issues when he was there and that's whats cost them the points.

Gordon - Unregistered

October 30, 2012 5:35 PM

I'm a huge McLAREN fan, but can almost agree with Alonso's comments that they will never win another championship? 14yrs since the last constructors championship, and you have teams like RedBull starting nowhere and winning almost 3 championships in a row inc drivers. A little embarassing don't you think and is it really down to Adrian Newey and his team?? don't think so! If that's the case then RedBull will walk it every year??? Anyone have an answer that's different to the norm???

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