F1 » McLaren won't run FRIC in Germany


Door open for German Grand Prix protests as teams fail to agree on FRIC ban, with Mercedes still undecided on whether to run system or not

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ProfessorX

July 15, 2014 6:12 PM

nealio: Likely this change at McLaren has nothing to do with politics. By removing FRIC they are making way for a new title sponsor BIC. BIC is rumored to be developing a radical new BIC suspension which uses ink rather than hydraulic fluid.


I heard they will be using lighter fluid instead of gas too. It supposed to be more fuel-cost efficient.

Ptolemy

July 16, 2014 8:47 AM

Seems to me a FRIC ban would hurt Mercedes more than any other team. I've been thinking FRIC might be what has let them run away with the season. Last year there was a lot of talk about how they were way ahead with FRIC development.
I mean, we've been told that the Mercedes engine is what is making the difference, yet Red Bull has been beating the "other" teams using the Mercedes engine. There is something else that Mercedes have that is giving them the advantage. Hopefully it is FRIC, and it will be banned. That way we can see some proper racing in F1 again.

runnah

July 15, 2014 6:34 PM

So in favor of cost cutting they want to abandon tech that costs hundreds of millions to develop?

In favor of cost cutting they spent hundreds of millions to develop new power units?

Etc...

Now pardon me I have to go buy a solid gold house to save money on paint.

bob jane

July 16, 2014 1:13 AM
Last Edited 12 days ago

ADMIN, l think you made a mistake??? can you republish my comments on Kimi please, l read your rules and l have not breached any of them...what is going on???????????????????

EDIT by CRASH.NET! You made no comment on this thread, that was removed. Your comment about Kimi was on another thread and has not been removed.

Walker

July 16, 2014 9:29 AM

The simple fact is Bernie is dead scared of another run away season. He dreads seeing those viewing figures dropping and affecting the possible march eastward to cash rich sponsors and governments.
Just look at the way this issue arose and you can see that strings are being pulled to level the playing field.
Even the press fed rubbish about the big Hamilton/Rosberg rivalry cannot sustain interest for the rest of the season, and god forbid one of them accumulates enough points to make Bernies big double points finale worthless, oh yes the two Mercedes drivers will be pegged to ensure that one has a bearing on the WDC outcome if the dominance continues post FRIC.
Someone ought to point out to that strangely anonymous "McLaren spokesman" that the FIA has not ruled on the matter. A slip of the tongue?

nealio

July 15, 2014 4:56 PM

Likely this change at McLaren has nothing to do with politics. By removing FRIC they are making way for a new title sponsor BIC. BIC is rumored to be developing a radical new BIC suspension which uses ink rather than hydraulic fluid.

107SS2009

July 15, 2014 1:01 PM

Taz, I don't think so, mclaren was part of the group that declared they will not protest anybody running FRIC, but there was never any hope of an anonymous agreement, it looks like nobody is willing to take the risk and run FRIC, and certainly non challenging the FIA about the legality of FRIC, and if the rumours doing the rounds about part B of the FIA plane to clamp down on the rate and flow of the hybrid output are true, the FIA will force it through in the same way, without much fuss. (this because of technical matters that contradict two rules about the turbo/MGU-H).

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