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Martin Whitmarsh: I think we have got a very good deal with them [Mercedes], but I think more importantly than that is we have got a good partnership

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Abhishek - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 11:37 AM

It would be interesting to see Mclaren's engine issues creeping up every now and then from next year. Seems like Mercedes can have some spyware in those engines. Next year - Mclaren's cars - DNF while Mercedes - Reliable with Hamilton.

richard

November 07, 2012 11:51 AM

abhishek. not again! have a look at the rules in relation to engines and supply! the merc car and the macca will have identical engines and as for spyware....? macca actually supply the ecus!!!!

RawPace - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 11:59 AM

Macca supplies ECU's to everyone on the grid.
All engines would be same from a manufacturer however its the team choice to change some calibrations through ECU software!!

oligarch - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 11:59 AM

richard, lets see if you are an expert on something else besides lulu. why is it that this fuel pick-up issue is only affecting mclaren? we don't see this at merc or force india.

Googolplex

November 07, 2012 12:06 PM
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Yep, next year Mercedes will have spyware on all the McLaren engines and they will be sending little Taipan Jr gremlin signals by remote control causing the McLarens to break down the whole time.

Hang on a sec, I've just got to take another puff of that stuff Abhishek sent to me. Ahhhh, Yes outstanding stuff Abhishek. :)

richard

November 07, 2012 12:44 PM

oligarch. lets see if you are as knowledgable as me.
are the macca and the merc the same?
are the fuel tanks in both cars the same?
is the wiring layout the same?
is the fuel pump in the same position?

yes, i could probably explain why the macca may be experiencing a problem, but i couldnt be bothered.

it is a bit like the redbull having the alternator problem in a unit supplied by renault, and it doesnt really affect the caterham, williams or renault.

oligarch - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 12:59 PM

i was kinda hoping you would explain actually because i am not as educated as you! i had been finding it curious you only ever appear educated when it comes to lewis so i was yanking your chain to get a response.

my next question would be, has the position of the fuel pump changed in the last 5 years as this problem has come to the fore this year?

richard

November 07, 2012 1:10 PM

oligarch. what a weird comment! i think that if you look up my posts,you will see that i love discussing technical matters. and i dont think that there is anything technical about lulu.
as far as i am aware, the pump is located inside the tank, and this tank shape and location can change from year to year. you could easily find that next years car could have the pump in a different location.

oligarch - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 1:31 PM

there is nothing technical about most drivers mate, i would like to believe that the engineers have the intellectual capacity rather than lulu or button or schumi.

why would the pump fail during the race when the tank is almost full rather than in quali when it is virtually empty though

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