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September 25, 2015 10:26 AM

F1 » McLaren-Honda urging Button to stay for 2016

What a turnaround, last year they messed him about, this year they can't wait to sign him up, who knows what he will do, he has his head screwed on the right way around so he will make the decision RD or no RD. If he stays it will be another season at the back of the grid so personally I don't see the point, much better to drive a Porsche LMP1 and have a real chance of winning than tool round fighting with Manor and Sauber and Maldonado of course.


October 07, 2015 12:04 PM

F1 » Alonso focused on reliability positives

It will be a very boring last few races for Alonso and Button, reliable it might be but fast it is not, it will be just a case of keeping out of everyones way, hardly F1 but there will be no improvement until next season and even then it will probably be much faster but totally unreliable so I don't expect any podiums until 2017/18 when presumably it will be Alonso and Vandoorne doing the driving unless RD is doing it himself because nobody else wants the drive.


September 30, 2015 12:54 PM

F1 » Honda pushing to make ‘big step’ for 2016

A bit of an understatement really, nothing less than a huge leap in performance is required. I would have thought that was blindingly obvious! This season has been a both a technical and PR disaster with Boullier opening his mouth on far too many occasions and Honda struggling to come to terms with what is actually required, at least Honda seem to be pointing in the right direction, we can only pray that Boullier finally shuts up!


October 01, 2015 2:50 PM

F1 » Button: Dennis is ‘uniquely equipped’ to turn McLaren around

Is he really? one might say. If that is the case why has he not done it before, McLaren have been on a downward path for a long time and he has not done much about that. The problem with people like RD is the size of their ego, they just can't see past it. The facts speak for themselves or am I totally mistaken and RD has been doing a superb job!


September 29, 2015 1:27 PM

F1 » McLaren still believe in ‘acute pain’ for long-term gain

Both Honda and Mclaren are at fault, Honda for totally underestimating what was required and McLaren for pushing them to come in before they were really ready. Ross Brawn and others have always said it takes five years to build a team up and start winning so there should be no great surprise that they have failed dismally. My guess is that they will come back next season with a virtually new powerplant and start to show a bit of form but winning on a regular basis is two or three years away and that assumes that the others don't move the goalposts, by that time Alonso will be coming to the end of his contract and Button will be but a memory.


September 22, 2015 7:04 PM

F1 » Boullier seeks reliability cure for McLaren

Its a bit late for that now Eric, the season has been a huge and total disaster of a scale not seen in F1. Perhaps if Boullier had stopped talking bull**** earlier in the proceedings they might have moved on, but as it is the only thing moving is Button, their loss his gain. Sorry to see him go but he is a man in control of his life so he doesn't need RD buggering him about again.


September 27, 2015 12:16 PM

F1 » Button will race with McLaren in 2016, says Dennis

I suspect Button has not finally decided what he will do, what he has managed to do is to get RD off the shelf and to confirm he wants Button to stay, that does not mean he will continue, Next season will be little better than this so what exactly is the point of continuing when he could have a competitive car elseware. RD is starting to panic with Alonso talking about going eleseware as well, not surprising, these people want to win or at least be competitive, not crawling round being humiliated and lapped.


September 26, 2015 4:13 PM

F1 » Alonso produces ‘best Suzuka lap of career’, still only 14th

If this is the best they can achieve at this late stage in the season it rather suggests that they have run out of ideas and time to make the car more competitive, Button obviously realizes this and that is why he is about to leave. Next season will be no better unless they come up with a completely new powerplant and McLaren finally manage to design a chassis that is the best. Both of these are unlikely in my mind, Honda are so far adrift this season as to be a joke so I don't see the huge jump required to become competitive and Mclaren are way behind the game when it comes to aero and chassis development.

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