F1 » McLaren: New rules will mix order


New rules for the 2014 F1 season could lead to a mix-up in the early pecking order, according to McLaren's Sam Michael

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joat

October 01, 2013 9:46 PM

The new rules and particularly the new Concorde agreement absolutely changes nothing. Even the new turbo engines could well be the 'death' of F1. Turbo engines now tend to last (compared to those of the 80's) plus they will be restricted to make them last.

thelogicalview

October 01, 2013 10:33 PM

I see no reason why things will change, the best teams are still the best teams and that is simply not going to change, their vast budgets and technical resources will keep them far ahead of the rest. However I can see there might be some minor changes further down the grid such as Sauber climbing up a place in the pecking order but does anyone really care. Mclaren and Mr Michael need to concentrate on preventing Mclaren from sliding further down the grid, something he has failed to do this season.

andrew2k

October 01, 2013 11:00 PM

If you really want to shake up the order of things(and give fans real racing), Berni and the FIA could start by dropping these god-awful street circuits from the calendar...this includes monaco because they're increasingly dangerous(see the incident with webber in spain and that of massa earlier this year), slow and produce nothing but boring processional races that mirror a funeral.

In the end these endless rule-making I keep seeing in NASCAR, MotoGP and now F1 really have nothing to do with containing cost let alone producing good reaces, but more with benefiting certain "powerful" parties...I'm looking at you ferrari.....

whitew

October 02, 2013 8:57 AM

I think its more hope than anything else for McLaren.

They need a driver to help then set up the car and move it forward. Button has proved useless this year. (They are missing Hamilton, probably why they were looking at Alonso)

Think Ferrari for the constructors, Vettel for the drivers in 2014

BoufieWolf

October 02, 2013 1:04 PM

This comment won't destabalise the opposition not one bit, every time there's been major upgrades the field closes up but as someone said the haves still do all the winning. Maybe Martin is looking at Massa who is quite good at developing cars, just ask Teflonso.

bobsmyname

October 02, 2013 1:18 PM

"They need a driver to help then set up the car and move it forward. Button has proved useless this year. (They are missing Hamilton, probably why they were looking at Alonso)"

Another load of anti Button tripe!

Last time McLaren had a bad car Hamilton did squat - 18th place the race before they built him a new car!

Hamilton's 'technical and development' input was demonstrated in Turkey that year where his sum total of input consisted of whinging to the team on the radio that 'I can't even keep up with the fricken Renault, my tires have gone off, I'm as slow as a freakin boat, you need to build me a new car if you want to win'.

Truly the words of a technical and development genius!

bobsmyname

October 02, 2013 1:19 PM

"I see no reason why things will change, the best teams are still the best teams and that is simply not going to change, their vast budgets and technical resources will keep them far ahead of the rest."

Yeah, cause it's not like any of the top teams fell to near the back of the grid last time we had a big technical change!

Oh, hang on, yes they did!

Jamal22

October 02, 2013 2:19 PM

Bob

They didnt build Lewis a new car, and if they did then Bravo to Lewis for pushing for a new car.

Button is happy to drive what ever they hand him! and he calls himself the team leader!

Alonso was asked what does he want for his birthday, he said they should give him another car. one is happy to drive around in a Skoda one is not.

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