F1 » McLaren aims to benefit from upgrades

McLaren aims to benefit from a series of upgrades at Silverstone, using a straight-line test in Spain to see what impact it could have on the team's British GP hopes

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June 26, 2013 2:53 PM

I can't imagine any other reason for having upgrades unless you were going to benefit from them! The upgrades they have introduced don't seem to have made the slightest difference, the gap between Mclaren and the frontrunners remaining pretty constant. Gary Anderson has said that they don't appear to know where they are going and he is a man who knows. My guess is that they will fail to improve the car significantly and that they will get nowhere near a podium this season unless there is some kind of freak result. We can only hope that they produce a better car for next season although I doubt they will have use of the best engines now that they have to buy them.


June 26, 2013 3:44 PM

Might as well give up and go home or get a design team that knows what they are doing. This situation has been going on for too many years now and must be really embarrassing for them. They are so far into the season now that any anomalies at the start of the season should have been sorted out by now but they are still nowhere close. In all likelihood last year's car would have been quicker than their current one.


June 27, 2013 9:34 AM

So glad not to be a Mclaren support any longer, my heart can rest in peace...they are a confused team, and over the years they have lost the plot in design evolution, had they focused on year on year development based on the same design idea, they could be doing well...its hard for engineers to feel challenged when they have average drivers...

they have lost Lowe and Hamilton...i hope Ron Dennis's arrogance isn't paying off now is it. hamilton could ride the car to its bits. i hope they realise the value he brought to the team.



June 27, 2013 7:53 PM


"hamilton could ride the car to its bits. i hope they realise the value he brought to the team."

Yeah, he did a cracking job during this stage of the season the last time McLaren had a bad car!

2009 British GP - Lewis Hamilton 16th!

HUGE Value!


June 28, 2013 11:07 AM

I think they did make a few strategic mistakes, such as not managing the Alonso Hamilton situation very well. Looking back, that was an awesome driver line-up and between them could have brought at least a few WCCs to the team. They are letting their best people go and that approach does not augur well for the future. Having said that, they did well during their Honda days, so let us wait and see what develops from here on in.

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