F1 »

McLaren warn: We've not seen the best of Ferrari or Mercedes yet

As to the more immediate matter of Sepang, meanwhile, he confessed that the very real prospect of rain is the chief concern at present, especially with memories of McLaren's disastrous Malaysian qualifying session last year lingering very fresh in the mind.

“It will make it interesting for all the spectators,” he mused, “and if we have a wet race this early on in the season, it will be interesting to see how the Pirelli tyres get on, too. We had some experience in torrential rain in Barcelona during winter testing, but we haven't done much running on intermediates yet. Still, that's the same for everybody.”

And what does he make, finally, of the divisive new moveable rear wing, or Drag Reduction System (DRS)?

“Paddy [Lowe – McLaren technical director] is working very closely with the FIA and other technical directors at the moment to make sure we get the position at which to deploy it right,” Neale revealed. “Malaysia has got some long straights obviously, so they will really test it.

“We were pleasantly surprised by it in Australia – it didn't make overtaking too easy, and yet there was an opportunity for drivers to attack under some circumstances. I don't think at this stage that it needs a root-and-branch overhaul; we just need to work with the FIA to refine it.”

by Russell Atkins



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
26.03.2011- Saturday Practice, Michael Schumacher (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team, MGP W02
25.03.2011- Friday Practice 2, Nico Rosberg (GER), Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team, MGP W02
27.03.2011- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia leads Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
27.03.2011- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia and Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
27.03.2011- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia and Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
27.03.2011- Race, Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 and Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia
27.03.2011- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
26.03.2011- Saturday Practice, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
27.03.2011- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 2nd position
27.03.2011- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 2nd position
McLaren Racing managing director Jonathan Neale
McLaren Racing managing director Jonathan Neale
Singapore Grand Prix Autocourse review
Singapore Grand Prix Autocourse review
Singapore Grand Prix Autocourse review
Singapore Grand Prix Autocourse review
Singapore Grand Prix Autocourse review
Singapore Grand Prix Autocourse review

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


new f1fan - Unregistered

April 06, 2011 6:27 PM

Richard,i suspect Andrew has 2 or 3 computors sitting there in front of him at once and he just goes from one to the other,he must just get some sort of fun out of doing it.I do like having a laugh with him though,even though i don't think that we are buddies at this precise moment.

Rob01 - Unregistered

April 06, 2011 2:42 PM

I don't think Red Bunk will be using the KERS system yet. They don't fully understand it. Nor trust it. Plus Vetvet complained about too many buttons to push.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.