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October 31, 2015 1:00 PM

F1 » Honda: Discussions to supply second team ongoing

One can understand Mclarens reluctance to accept this happening, they did the deal and took the pain. If Redbull get the engine they will produce a far better chassis and if the engine improves as much as Honda think it will there is a good chance Mclaren will be shown to be wanting. However the engine makers are I believe required to supply more than one team so Mclaren must have known this would happen, the fact that it has turned out to be such a disaster is irrelevant. Ultimately Honda want to win and they will have a far better chance with Redbull. Mclaren will quickly become second in the pecking order and I believe that could cause an early divorce. Mclaren ultimately will have to find another supplier or build their own engine as they won't win as a customer.


November 03, 2015 9:31 AM

F1 » No debate for McLaren, but Honda keen to supply Red Bull

There has to be a deal in this, what if Redbull were to offer Mclaren money and lot's of it plus perhaps an offer to take Stoffel Vandoorne on board with a clause saying he goes back to McLaren in 2017. I'm sure Bernie is talking to both parties to broker a deal. McLaren are short of a top sponsor and could it just be that RD sees the bigger picture and is holding out for a deal that suits him down to the ground. It must be a benefit to have two teams running the Honda engine for pure development purposes and if as I suspect Redbull do a better job than McLaren then so be it.


October 29, 2015 3:05 PM

F1 » Bottas: 2016 will be very important for me…

Good driver, average car and unless Williams can produce a miracle and beat Mercedes at their own game it will be a wasted year. He needs to get in a top rank car and we will then see what he is capable of. People including myself are very critical but I don't think we realize the gap between the best and average. I can remember Johnny Herbert saying that when he first drove for Benneton he suddenly began to realize just how bad his Lotus had been. No customer team can win no matter how equal the supplier says they are. We are not comparing like for like.


November 04, 2015 11:50 AM

F1 » Kvyat Red Bull seat not under threat – Horner

The fact that Horner has seen fit to mention it suggests to me that the Redbull/Honda deal is on the cards as Bernie will get a deal out of Mclaren probably money plus a driver change, Vandoorne for Kvyat. People will poo poo it but I've been around long enough to know that no one is safe when a deal has to be done. Money is the reason, Mclaren need it, Redbull have it and so does Bernie and he needs 20 cars on the grid so I believe a deal will be done even if Bernis has to put in some cash


November 02, 2015 9:22 AM

F1 » Horner: Independent engine supply crucial for F1

Redbull will have to take what is available to them, they had four consecutive championship years and then started to rubbish Renault for the standard of their power plant. Why would anybody apart from possibly Honda supply them only to be told their power plant is rubbish. Most teams have to take what is offered and I see no reason at all why Redbull should not do the same.


October 30, 2015 1:27 PM

F1 » Nearly Impossible to equalise two engine concepts – Button

There is no equality in F1, period, the best have the most money, the most say and in general the best cars (McClaren excluded) they also get a disproportionate amount of prize money and the ear of Bernie, they also bend the rules the most because they can afford to but are quick to moan if they don't like or want something. Anyone who believes F1 is an equal playing field is seriously deluding themselves. Money and ego count for a lot, ask Bernie how he has amassed a vast fortune, you won't get an answer but we know how Bernie makes money, he offers deals to one team and then quite unashamedly sells something else to another, equality does'nt come into it.


October 26, 2015 11:12 AM

F1 » Mercedes fear ‘Spa’ repeat as Hamilton, Rosberg tensions rise

Rosberg can't beat Hamilton on an equal playing field so he will have to find another team that can, not very likely at present but it's either that or continually finishing second, no shame in that, Hamilton is a three time world champion and has a big physiological edge on Rosberg although there is very little actual difference in their respective speed over a race distance.

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