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April 23, 2014 3:34 PM

F1 » Boullier: McLaren believes it will win in 2014

I think Boullier is being highly optimistic, he might as well believe black is white. This season is turning into a repeat of last season where Mclaren started well behind and despite all the upgrades fell further and further behind as the season progressed. This must ultimately be down to the design staff who appear to lack the basic knowledge that the other designers have, how else can one put it, the other Mercedes powered teams including Williams are well ahead and even Lotus has caught up with less power. Much as I like Button I don't believe the problems he has with set-up and tyres helps the team, also he does'nt have that balls out qualifying lap within his repetoire in fact he seems more than happy to take the money and tool around in mid field and ret ire a rich man, not really what is needed when there does'nt seem to be much leadership and inspiration in the team. I imagine RD is still hoping to get Alonso on board together with Honda as he has the ability to outperform his


April 20, 2014 7:32 PM

F1 » Button: This isn’t good enough

Once again it seems Mclaren have produced a poor car and also seem unable to develop it either. I feel sorry for Button and Magnussen and I imagine that RD is already looking for replacements for most of Mclarens design staff. Quite why this situation has gone on for so long is difficult to fathom but it seems that despite RDs return Mclaren have continued their drop away from the front of the field. As Williams have found it goes on for a long time and is virtually imposible to fix. Sadly for Button it is unlikely he will win another GP, being in a poor car at the wrong time has finished many drivers careers. Honda must be wondering if they have made the correct decision to return with Mclaren and Mclaren will probably be hoping for an engine that gives them a massive advantage. The problem for them is that you need a good car as well and that seems way beyond Mclaren at present.


April 07, 2014 10:47 AM

F1 » What we learned at the Bahrain Grand Prix

The main thing we have learned so far this season is that the championship is going to be dominated by one team who on present form will have the championship in the bag by mid season. This cannot be good for the sport and a majority of the major players need to be asking themseves why they cannot produce a competitive car. Its fine having Force India etc doing well but we need Farrari/Mclaren/red Bull and Lotus to be fighting at the front and this simply does not look like happening this season.


April 09, 2014 12:37 PM

F1 » Hamilton 3s clear on second morning

The Mercs certainly have a large advantage but despite all engines having to be equal one might ask how equal is equal, they can't want Mclaren learning too much to pass on to Honda and as for the others they are not expected to be at the front anyway so the gap is not quite so noticeable. I'm sure a lot of people will say this can't happen but i believe rule bending is part and parcle of F1 and always has been, the motto seems to be if you can get away with it, do it and worry about it later when someone starts asking awkward questions.


April 07, 2014 3:58 PM

F1 » F1 cost cap set to be dropped

If they wanted to control costs they should not have introduced new engines, none of the top teams will ever agree to any form of cost reduction as it is in their interests to spend as much as they can afford and ****** all the others. The FIA are far too weak and have their own self interests to promote to try and push this through, in short it will go on until F1 grinds to a halt with only three teams left and a man and a dog watching.


April 06, 2014 3:31 PM

F1 » Two new teams set to join F1

This rather suggests that several teams are on the verge of dropping out, no surprise there as Caterhams owner Tony Fernandez has already stated that he will pull out unless they have some success (no hope there i'm afraid) Marussia are only there because of Max Chilton's dad's money and Lotus appear to survive on thin air. Allowing new teams in is only fine in principle, the problem lies in allowing teams in who have absolutely no hope of success. This really means that only teams backed or owned by a major motor manufacturer or company are likely to be viable and even this is no guarentee of success as Toyota and BMW found out. The answer lies is a complete rewrite of the rules and a proper cost cap that would ensure that all teams have a reasonable chance of competing, the likelyhood of that happening is about equal to England's chances of winning the next World Cup, NONE!!!


April 06, 2014 12:26 PM

F1 » McLaren confident over progress with MP4-29

The facts are that Mclaren once again have failed to design a winning car straight out of the box, other teams can do it but Mclaren seem unable to, not sure wht this is but clearly with Honda joining them next season they need to start to get there act together. As things stand they are going to spend yet another season playing catch up, I imagine RD already has some ideas on who needs to go and who he needs to get in order to return to the top of the tree.


April 02, 2014 8:44 AM

F1 » Button hits the ‘big 250’ in Bahrain

I am hoping that what will probably be his last year with Mclaren might produce another championship but once again the car seems to be lagging behind the best. Even if they manage to squeeze some more speed put of it Hamilton and Vettel will be long gone. He has spent too much time in poor cars and has never managed to sort out his qualifying problems which is a shame and keeps him from being amongst the best in my opinion.


April 01, 2014 5:14 PM

F1 » McLaren expects no ‘significant change in competitiveness’

It's the same story as last season, we've got a few bits coming but we won't be any faster, what is wrong with Mclaren?, I know RD can't produce miracles but you would think that with all their money they could do a bit better than produce a mid grid car. There is clearly something wrong with their design people this has happened far too often and looks like continuing throughout this season as well. Honda may well be thinking they picked the wrong team to come back with!

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