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theoldgitspeaks

February 26, 2015 5:14 PM

F1 » McLaren ends day after hydraulic issue


Very bad news I would have thought and it really looks now as though McLaren will go into the first race without any full speed running. They now have three days to get up to speed and on the evidence so far that is simply not going to happen. I would not have imagined that McLaren could manage an even worse start to the season than they have in the past two and Honda have clearly not got their act together either so the problem is even worse than previously. I see Button and Alonso are toeing the party line about potential and winning races but in reality they must be wondering what the f... is going on. Alonso might well turn out to be the highest paid parking assistent rather than driver. Very sorry to see it but somehting is seriously wrong somewhere.

theoldgitspeaks

February 23, 2015 4:07 PM

F1 » McLaren blames wind for Alonso crash, slams electrocution rumours


They are bound to deny that anything mechanical failed given the situation they find themself in. Is it not much more likely that something failed given the relative lack of mileage they have on the car, also I've not heard of accidents caused by a change of wind direction or whatever they are claiming. Whatever happened at least Alonso is OK but they have a huge leeway to catch up with everyone else especially given McLaren's slow development of the past several seasons.

theoldgitspeaks

February 22, 2015 5:58 PM

F1 » McLaren ends test early after Alonso crash


This will have added to McLarens problems, there lack of running time, mechanical issues and no full speed runs bodes badly for the start of the season which is only a couple of weeks away. My best guess is that there is a real chance that they will struggle to qualify for the race and if they do get in it will need to be used as a test session because they are so far behind. Not the start that everyone was hoping for but McLaren have a recent history of poor starts to the season and added to the poor performance from the Honda engine it rather suggests that Honda are simply not ready to go racing yet. Hopefully things will improve but the evidence of the last few seasons suggests not. Perhaps it would have been better to wait another year and do the job properly.

theoldgitspeaks

February 21, 2015 12:36 PM

F1 » McLaren-Honda 50 per cent behind, admits Boullier


Comparing them with Redbull is irrelevant as Redbull had just won the championship 4 years on the trot and McLaren have not achieved anything for years. It's pretty clear that unless McLaren can get in some full speed running befire the seasons opener they will be miles off the pace and unreliable as well. Ross Brawn always said it takes five years to build a new team up to full competivness and that's assuming they were one of the best in the first place which can't be said of McLaren. I will be more than happy if Mclaren can take the chequered flag this season but I suspect it won't happen very often.

theoldgitspeaks

February 19, 2015 12:57 PM

F1 » Issues force early finish for McLaren, Button


It looks likely McLaren will not be ready for the start of the season, with so little running so far the first few races are going to be extended tests if the car lasts that long which seems far from likely at the moment. I wonder how long it will be before Alonso starts moaning! I hope things improve but maybe they have bitten off more than they can chew in the short term, one of the problems og going with an advanced design I guess.


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