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June 24, 2014 12:40 PM

F1 » Dennis: McLaren won’t write off 2014


With virtually half the season gone it will be inevertible that Mclaren will begin to concentrate on next years car. They are not going anywhere this season, remaining in a long and static self induced mediocre patch that they seem incapable of escaping from. I believe Button will fall victim to a cull at the end of the season which would be very unfair as he did'nt design the car although his imput has had little effect in the way of performance. They will need to up their game next season with talk of Red Bull obtaining the Honda Engine. I f things continue as they are we may see Honda begin to transfer their allegiances elseware.

theoldgitspeaks

June 23, 2014 9:11 AM

F1 » Horner slams Renault failings


He shoud'nt complain too much, they have just walked off with four consecutive championships against strong if inconsistent opposition. As I understand it the rules the engines can't be changed so it's a bit unclear how Renault are going to improve. Would make sense to allow continued engine development and cut back on the horrendously expensive continuous aero development, nothings that simple though and the haves will continue to dominate F1 until it collapses under it's own misguided rules and regulations.

theoldgitspeaks

June 24, 2014 4:37 PM

F1 » Boullier keen to build momentum


There is clearly a big damage limitation excercise going on in the Mclaren camp with RD, Boullier and Button and Magnussen saying how pleased they are with their progress. I maybe in a small minority but I don't see any real signs of improvement, 7th and 11th in Canada is about where they have been since their promising start to the season, as things stand Williams will soon push them down to 7th in the standings. My guess is that that is where they will end up they simply don't have the right people to make the sort of difference that is required. Considering they have the best power package their performance is simply third rate.

theoldgitspeaks

June 22, 2014 11:15 AM

F1 » Button: Atmosphere different at McLaren


The atmosphere may have changed but the results have'nt, Mclaren are trailing along behind Force India and with others breathing down their neck. I can't really see any great improvement this season or next really until they have the new staff in place and actually having imput. It is very clear that the current Mclaren setup is not capable of delevering race winning performance, not sure how this has been allowed to come about, I was always of the impression that RD was always looking over their shoulders even when he was'nt in charge. Clearly Whitmarsh had a very negative effect, probably far too nice to say what needed saying, Let's all hope that this will change for Buttons sake, he's good enough to win with the right car and I hope that comes around although I think RD has other ideas.

theoldgitspeaks

June 22, 2014 9:56 PM

F1 » Magnussen: P7 the maximum for McLaren here


Yet another poor performance from Mclaren, the updates are'nt working and they are slipping down the field like last year. It seems virtually everybody else is able to do a better job with less money and resources. Questions need to be asked but I think the situation is so bad that they prefer to plow on as if some sort of miracle will help them become competitive also Button did himself no favours with an completely anonymous performance, I imagine that despite his talk he is completely pissed off with this so called super team and is coming to realise that he will have to move on if he wants a competititive car, It seems likely anyway that RD is planning something for next season to try and placate Honda who must be wondering if they have made a huge mistake. Also with talk of Red Bull having a new engine maybe they have had talks with Honda as it would make far better sense to go with Red Bull. Maybe unlikely but stranger things have happened in F1.

theoldgitspeaks

June 22, 2014 7:53 AM

F1 » Magnussen: McLaren has taken step forward


Mclarens progress is too slow to have any real effect on their performance, they are still way behind the leaders and with Williams, Ferrari and Toro Rosso and others showing real signs of improvement they will be lucky to finish in the top six manufacturers. I would guess that with the season moving towards the halfway mark they will have to start concentrating on next years car to keep Honda happy.

theoldgitspeaks

June 19, 2014 6:12 PM

F1 » Button targets closing Ferrari gap


He does'nt seem to be holding out much hope, perhaps he's realised that Mclaren just can't get things right anymore and is talking it up as something it is not. If you don't win either championship and Mclaren have'nt won the constructors since I think 1998 nobody is interested if you finish third or thirteenth, winning is what counts Mclaren always say

theoldgitspeaks

June 18, 2014 12:27 PM

F1 » McLaren to evaluate ‘performance steps’ at Red Bull Ring


One would hope that the upgrades bring an improvement, but Mclarens problem seems to be that their upgrades are'nt improvements at all but a sort of evolving idea that something might work at some stage, not really good enough i'm afraid we should expect them to know enough to know that things are going to work or not, other teams improvements seem to bring immediate improement however small.They really seem to be lagging behind in the aero area and I guess they are counting on Peter Promodu performing some rather rapd miracles when he starts with the team.

theoldgitspeaks

June 17, 2014 12:43 PM

F1 » McLaren drivers keen to make Austrian experience count


We hear this every race from Mclaren but the results are still not there. This season is another right-off if I'm not much mistaken. I really hope that with new aero staff next year things will start to be different. It all very well RD saying he wants Alonso etc but nobody at that level in their right mind would go to Mclaren when all they get is an umcompetitive car which the team are unable to improve. If and when Mclaren get it together the drivers will come flocking, Hulkenburg and Grosjean would have to be interested of those drivers after a top drive as I don't see any other changes at the top of the grid. I really hope this happens soon for Buttons sake.


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