F1 » Sobering start confirms McLaren woes


Considering Jenson Button won last year's Australian GP, watching him struggle to finish in the points in 2013 was a chastening experience for McLaren.

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Max Power - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 9:36 PM

I recall Button saying that this is "the best ever mclaren" and yeah, it sure is, well done macca hahahaaa! As a Ferrari fan I'm enjoying every second of it. Oh how the tables have turned. Although even with a slower car Ferrari kicked macca's butt last year. It's all good.

Nick636

March 18, 2013 5:32 AM

OMG Would you girls please grow up?

The car had a BLATANT lack of pace. But we ALL saw how bad the Ferrari looked at the beginning of last season, but they did pretty damn good.

Long season yet, but Mclaren need to pull their finger out...

Nick636

March 18, 2013 5:32 AM

OMG Would you girls please grow up?

The car had a BLATANT lack of pace. But we ALL saw how bad the Ferrari looked at the beginning of last season, but they did pretty damn good.

Long season yet, but Mclaren need to pull their finger out...

bob - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 7:37 AM

To all the Button haters - read Hamilton fanboys - at least Button managed to improve his position during the race, unlike your little hero who actually lost 2 positions during the race!

On top of that 'the greatest driver in F1' only managed a fastest lap time 4/10ths quicker than the 'crap midfield driver' managed in a car that's 2 seconds per lap quicker. Not to mention the fact that he also did this time with 4 laps LESS fuel on board!

But you are right with one thing, if Hamilton was driving for McLaren this season, there would have been more action - on the radio that is. Probably something along the lines of 'We should just retire'.

Sasha - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 8:08 AM

Quote: "Our car simply hasn't been quick enough here, but undoubtedly our drivers and engineers got the maximum out of it this afternoon and you can't ask for more than that," he (Whitmarsh) said. "

No they did not and yes you can ask for more. IMHO you should ask for more. You give engineers a ****load of cash and they build an underperorming car that they can't setup quick enough and give it to drivers who cannot add anything extra like an Alonso.

Whitmarsh is not a leader. He will never get that car back on Championship track. Man up, and kick some ****s.

whitew - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 9:17 AM

Hamilton would have taken the car forward.

Button is a great driver when the car is right, but he's not like the top drivers that can drive the wheels of a car that is not the best.

cookie - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 9:56 AM

EXACTLY WHAT I SAID WOULD HAPPEN!!
several times over the last few weeks i said both Mercs would out qualify both Mclarens and LH would in the top 3. I also predicted Mclarens would be struggling in the mid field, which is what you would expect with 2 midfield drivers

geepee - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 10:01 AM

well done martin you did a good job of ousting lewis from mclaren in a subtle way with a little help from jenson. f1 is about racing not politics thats why you lost lewis and now paddy because he saw your game plan.
mclaren needs ron back in control if its to win again


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