F1 » Lowe secures early McLaren release


Paddy Lowe to leave McLaren early to take up new role with Mercedes on 3 June

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ilovemyhaters - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 10:59 PM

Ha, ha, ha Mclaren didn't want to release patty early 'cause he was gonna share the AWESOME TRICKS of the mp28, quess what, nobody in his right mind would like to copy that piece of junk.

This next 3 years are gonna be great, i don't think we're gonna see a lot of RON ( the gambler ) in the pits. Isn't life a freaking bitch.

ilovemyhaters - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 10:59 PM

Ha, ha, ha Mclaren didn't want to release patty early 'cause he was gonna share the AWESOME TRICKS of the mp28, quess what, nobody in his right mind would like to copy that piece of junk.

This next 3 years are gonna be great, i don't think we're gonna see a lot of RON ( the gambler ) in the pits. Isn't life a freaking bitch.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 12:12 AM

I believe the general attitude at the 'unveiling' at McLaren really said it all for this year. Would be nice to see Mercedes fix their tire problems, but it seems their problem is integral with the balance of the car, and unless Mercedes have their figures to the nearest 1/1000th and their models are all **** hot and they have everything worked out, its gonna be tough to change that balance predictably and efficiently.

I think it would be interesting to see how teams work their 'math' and what kinds of 'databases'/models they uses for making optimizations/calculations. Thats where the real money is imo. Getting aero right is important, but being able to adapt is crucial.

Firestorm - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 12:50 AM

Lowe is gone from McLaren. As Newey and Fry. As Raikkonen, Alonso and Hamilton. All this brain drain and talent drain is worring me. We risk to watch a repeat of the Williams story. Whitmarsh and co claims that McLaren's strength lies in their technical depth and as one leaves the team, they have another talented one to put in his place. I hope that he's right. Because for now I can see only Red Bull, Ferrari(as always) and Mercedes well prepared for V6 F1 era.

bob - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 8:52 AM

@prof-x

"If McLaren pushed their cars as fast as Lewis, they would look even worse off with their tires"

Don't you mean - "If McLaren pushed their cars as fast as Lewis, they would be going backwards in every race instead of forwards"!

hahahahahahahahaha

Lulu the master! Best driver on the grid, fastest driver on the grid, best development driver who's team mates always copy, best setup driver on the grid.

Oh my god, stop it, my sides are hurting! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Dave - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 9:20 AM

The Mclaren is better on its tyres, but the Mercedes has been lunching its tyres for years now, so I've a feeling there's something inherently wrong with the car that can't be fixed. However, Lowe may well bring with him a few aerodynamic tricks that Mclaren have had success with to stick on the Merc (not everything about the Mclaren can be a fail, otherwise it would be going at Marussia speeds). Might be worth a few tenths to the Merc in the short term. Maybe if they can make it say half a second faster over a single lap, then they can afford to coast all the tough corners and save their tyres that way!?!?

bob - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 10:16 AM

@Dave

"Might be worth a few tenths to the Merc in the short term. Maybe if they can make it say half a second faster over a single lap"

Hold on, hold on, hold on!

The fanboys have been telling us from word go that half a second per lap is what Hamilton was going to take to Mercedes.

What happened to that then? 20 million down the drain, nice work Mercedes!

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