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Kimi Raikkonen gives Lotus perfect start to 2013 F1 season as he sees of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel to the line in Melbourne.

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Arthur - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 8:30 AM

Jenson got some points, pretty good , considering the dire car. WHY, WHEN A NEW CAR WAS NEEDED FOR 2014, did they decide to build yet another new car for one season?
Can anyone see this car challenging any team above Force India this season?

Zelda - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 8:42 AM

Maclaren will undoubtedly develop the car but to me it seems as though the company needs some proper leadership(?)
The driver, as 'nice' as JB is, is a 'yes' man and seems to in my opinion reflect the laid back malaise currently conflicting them.
LH made a good decision?
On this evidence, a resounding yes.
Well done Kimi. Great start

Firestorm - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 9:09 AM

@Arthur
Last year Ferrari too was in this same shape but they managed to finish second in both drivers and constructors championship. Some times ago Alonso said that McLaren are the best for solving problems and whatever problem they have, they will solve that in 2 or 3 races. I must agree with Zelda that they need some proper leadership. I am not speaking about Whitmarsh because I find nothing wrong in this guy. But Button should push the team ahead. When Honda started with problems in 2007 and 2008 he did nothing special to push his team ahead, but he did a very good job in other years so I expect (and I hope) him to perform like a confident leader this year. He must learn something from Winston Churchill in this area :)

BobF1 - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 10:41 AM

Arthur, they could have built a completely new car this year precisely for 2014. Develop it this year and have the pull rod system sorted for 2014. Of course the obvious thing to say is all teams have to develop a new car every year, the levels of "new" are different, but all teams have to have a big change every few years as their cycle of development changes.

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