F1 » Horner: McLaren weaker without Hamilton

Christian Horner says McLaren has been weakened by the loss of Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes

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Ninja - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 9:50 AM

There are at least 5 other Sergio Perez's on the grid. Mclaren signed him for one reason only, he's the link to Carlos Slim. At the same time Lewis did his deal, this deal was done. Why ? Mclaren as an organistion are probably the best run Privately Funded (from a sponsorship/endorsment perspective) team in F1. They dont have the backing of a car giant (FIAT) and certainly dont have an energy Drink billionaire bankrolling everything. Who knows how long the VODAFONE agreement is, but one's things for sure, Sergio Perez was more of a commercial signing and is certainly NOT a talent waiting to explode.

He will win with Mclaren no doubt but Button should have the better of him, most of the time.

Mclaren's 1st wrong move was getting Jensen on multi year deal before their star driver. Then R.D Saying that L.H needed to consider a pay cut ? Knowing who L.H has a management team you go and say something that stupid ? Agents/Management teams live for that and most likely got him what they th

sokudo - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 10:09 AM

First of all, the guy who suggested McLaren may be fighting with Force India next year? Absolutely laughable. Fact is McLaren do seem to have a very good car for next year. Button and Perez also offer developers a similar style which should make their job somewhat easier.

As for people doubting Perez. He's fast and nearly won 2 races already. I call that pretty damn good. Maldonado and Hulkeberg are the only other young guns matching his potential (based on results). If people are wondering why Perez was signed, it isn't about the money. McLaren don't need it. It's because when they signed him, Perez had been a standout performer. Recently he hasn't been quite as good or lucky for that matter but a lot of people are writing off this guy too quickly.

Autoglam - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 11:45 AM

Well this reminds me when Schumacher was going to Ferrari, everybody said he was to young and hot headed for the team. Seven time world champion in the end wasn't it? I bet they feel a little stupid.

In my eyes McLaren have done the right thing and I guess only time will tell. I am just glad Lewis the sneak has left.

Be careful rosberg, he will be taking pictures of your technical data next and post it in twitter like he did to Jenson, I mean who does something that sneaky, it goes to show how Hamilton is not the whole package anymore, he is just a little brat really.

hmm - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 6:41 AM

I'm just wondering. .
-where is Crash reporting this 'breaking' major news issue of the FIA looking into Vettel Yellow Flag Overtake that was in all other media forms ,print and radio included, as long ago as Yesterday ? ?

Surely as a Motorsport site, by now there should be a topic on this most important of events that could affect WDC - so whats going on and why does it seem to be being blanked ??

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