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@Fernandabulous - Re Mac pit errors and reliability -- I think Mclaren (under Sam Michael's direction) were experimenting with a new faster pit stop method -- and unfortunately for LH -- it was Hamilton who usually got screwed when the new method had teething problems.. however, if you noticed later in the season Mac started doing blistering pit stops on par with Redbull. On Reliability.. I think Paddy Lowe continued the Mclaren/Adrian Newey tradition of getting more speed by building the car with the lightest, flimsiest components allowable -- Newey has since moved on from doing this at Redbull (remember uprights shattering like glass on David Coulthard's past Redbull Racing car? ) -- unfortunately, I think Paddy Lowe has not moved on from this design philosophy as was shown with the flimsiness of the MP4/27-- perhaps Paddy will have a re-think during his time at his new team Mercedes F1. -- 'Nother rumor/possibility Some have blamed Mercedes for (possibly) giving McL slightly differ

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