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February 08, 2015 1:44 PM

F1 » F1: McLaren ‘can start 2015 where it finished 2014’

107SS2009 I do not have any numbers. I do not believe any numbers from any of the teams have leaked out. I merely meant that perhaps they have found that their aerodynamic numbers are significantly better than last year's, and they would definitely have been able to closely determine the Mercedes power numbers from last year for comparison. Perhaps the Honda outperforms those numbers by some margin on the dyno. Actually, I would be shocked if this were correct, I was merely guessing as to their reasons for the team being so openly optimistic after what appears to be a disappointing opening test.


February 08, 2015 11:45 AM

F1 » F1: McLaren ‘can start 2015 where it finished 2014’

I wonder why they are so overtly positive? YOu would think that after the seasons they have had, and with a new engine in the back, and with very little mileage in testing, they would be far more cautious with their statements? I am not buying into their hype but i would like to know the dyne numbers for the power plant and the aero numbers for the chassis. A longshot I think, but maybe they will be surprise contenders right off the mark.


February 05, 2015 12:43 PM

F1 » Raikkonen: Good feeling but times don’t mean much

The margins of pace amongst the top F1 drivers is very small, however, Alonso has a knack for delivering pace from cars with rather non-compliant suspensions. This was his great advantage last year. I suspect had he stayed at Ferrari you would see he and Kimi relatively even, just as i think you will see Kimi and Seb relatively even on pace. Button may very well match Alonso's pace at McLaren provided the chassis is to his liking. If not, I suspect Alonso will again get more pace out of the car. Regardless of this, The Ferrari package does look very good this year, considering the stable and quick pace both drivers were able to deliver over multiple laps and on different compounds. I think Ferrari will again be regular podium contenders. What we do not know is how much Mercedes is sandbagging. Hopefully not much but I fear the opposite.


February 02, 2015 4:55 PM

F1 » No immediate pressure for new Hamilton contract – Wolff

I take him at his word. They will come to an agreement with LH sooner rather than later. Lewis has been wise to delay. He can check out this year's cars and consider other options should he choose. Pay cut? Can't believe it when in the next breath Mercedes show interest in Alonso. Why pay him the enormous salary he commands when the car can win with any combination of drivers? I think if the early pace of the Ferrari holds true, Mercedes will move sooner rather than later to secure Hamilton.


February 01, 2015 7:44 PM

F1 » F1: Vettel: Great start but lap times not important

The Ferrari was able to complete several laps in a row at a fairly decent pace. This suggests they have the energy storage issues from last year figured out. And the Williams looks quicker through the corners while we must wait to see how the McLaren and Lotus get on. Let's hope everyone has closed the gap. I think the Mercedes ran more laps today than all of the cars combined last year on the first day of testing.

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