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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.


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


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.


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.


June 13, 2014 12:29 PM

F1 » Boullier: Driver line-up not a priority

I have read statements by Christian Horner for one which said that Button would not be of interest to Red Bull, there have been other references to Button as well but i can't remember exactly who. In addition I have never said that Alonso or Raikonnen would replace him because he is too old. The facts as I see them is that Button does'nt have a contract for next season is the oldest driver on the grid and is highly unlikely to be offered a drive at any of the other top teams except possibly Ferrari who I believe spoke to him several years ago. He has nowhere to go unless the highly unlikely happens and Ferrari ditch Kimi (AGAIN) or even more unlikely Red Bull and Mercedes suddenly decide to ditch there drivers. He is at a crossroads, if offered does he take a much reduced offer from Mclaren until they can land somebody else or does he retire on the basis that it would be a bit demeaning to drive for anybody but a top team. Very unlucky I would say that Mclaren have fallen away so dram


June 11, 2014 2:11 PM

F1 » Boullier: Driver line-up not a priority

Not often I agree with Taipan but the problem for Button is that he's old by F1 standards and if Mclaren or more likely RD himself don't want him there is not much available. Mercedes/Red Bull/ Ferrari are all sorted for next season and beyond so what does that leave, Lotus if they are still around, Force India not really a front running team and the rest not of interest I would have thought, it's also true that various people in positions of power in F1 do not have a very high opinion of Button's abilities. It might just be a case of nowhere to go and that would really be a great shame, he deserves another championship but the car is king so it would have to be a top team if he were able to move on.

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