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theoldgitspeaks

March 04, 2015 10:18 AM

F1 » Symonds ‘really pleased’ with Manor F1 return


While I'm glad that they have been able to survive I wonder what the point is, they will be using last year's Ferrari powertrain and will therefore be even more uncompetitive than last year. I think this has rather more to do with Ferrari and McLaren recuperating their money. I agree we need more teame but they need to be properly set up and finded as I suspect the Haas tem will be, there is no point in coming in with a tiny budget and expecting everybody else to help you out.

theoldgitspeaks

March 03, 2015 2:02 PM

F1 » Magnussen ‘massively disappointed’ with McLaren axe


I seem to have upset a few people but quite a number agree! It's a great shame that McLaren have once again started on the wrong foot. The point I was making of course is that we have had this for the past two seasons, the hype and build up about how good the new car was going to be and on both occasions it has been a flop no matter how McLaren developed it. This season they have a new engine which so far has proved very unreliable and up to 2-3 seconds off the pace. The two put together suggest that they will be very hard put to get the car anywhere near competitive this season especially if it keeps breaking down. I an confident enough of my prediction to have put money on McLaren failing to score more than a handful of points this season. I will however be very happy to eat my hat if McLaren as much as win a race but I think I'm on a pretty safe bet.

theoldgitspeaks

March 02, 2015 8:28 AM

F1 » McLaren ends testing with 32 laps-a-day average


I'm sorry grantrd if I appear a bit negative but Mclaren have repeatedly failed to produce a competitive car despite their vast experience and budget. The facts stand that McLaren have not won a manufacturers championship for over ten years. This year things were all going to be different, a new Honda power unit, a new designer and the best driver on the grid, why has it failed so badly so far, I don't know but clearly both parties are simply not as good as they think they are, other teams with far less money do a far better job so questions need to be asked. I for one am a Button fan and there is nothing better I would like to see than Button in a top car but that look slight years away. I really hope the situation improves I just don't have any confidence that they can pull it round. By the way I don't spend all day on my computer, have you been speaking to my wife because she seems to think I do!!!!

theoldgitspeaks

February 28, 2015 9:17 PM

F1 » McLaren competitive from European rounds, says Boullier


Yet more bulls..t from Boullier! McLaren are in big trouble and with the pace of improvement in F1 McLaren will not catch up, they haven't in the past two seasons and they won't this season. Red Bull did'nt last year and they are light years better than McLaren at producing a competitive car. One day someone at McLaren will realise that you have to produce a good car from the off not try and improve a poor one, it doesn't work end of story! You simply don't have the time.

theoldgitspeaks

February 28, 2015 8:03 AM

F1 » Button: 100 laps is like 1000 laps for us!


Still a long. long way to go, it looks like another season of playing catch up and never getting there for McLaren, I had hoped for much better after all the hype, but we know McLaren are very good at hype and not very good at producing a good car so I suppose it was to be expected. The facts speak for themselves, most of the other teams do a better job with what they have and seem to be able to improve, McLaren start at a very low point and their speed of development simply doesn't match the others. I had also expected Honda to do a better job but they seem to well behind as well, hopefully things will improve but i'm not counting on it given recent history.


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