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September 15, 2014 12:47 PM

F1 » Prodromou starts work at McLaren F1

Not before time! Just how much imput he will be able to have on next year's car is debatable. I imagine Mclaren are well advanced with it and if not one would have to ask why. Whatever the Honda engine is like I have doubts that the car will be anything but mediocre. They have spent the entire 2013/14 seasons trailing round in mid grid and lower and still seem to be well away from having a truly competitive car in race trim. My best guess is that it will be 2016/7 before we see a front running Mclaren again and by that time Button will have gone and someone supposidly better will have been installed to make the best of it.


September 19, 2014 8:54 AM

F1 » F1 could see three-car teams in 2015

What a shambles, one minute it's never going to happen next minute panic starts to set in and it seems like a good idea. Third cars will if they ever happen be just that third cars with a pay driver, older or earlier specification and just run to make up the numbers, they will still be at the back of the grid where the withdrawn teams were. Teams are in F1 to win and not make up the numbers they will do what they always do have a lead driver ot two and the other car will just be a makeweight. One day commonsense might prevail and there will be a proper effort to cut costs so that everybody is on a level playing field, after all isn't it more than hypocritical to reject cost cutting and then agree to run three cars because you have helped push several teams into closure!!!


September 16, 2014 3:40 PM

F1 » Boullier calls on McLaren to ‘dig deep’

A waste of time really, they are still way off the race pace and it seems a waste of time and money chasing a win when you have no real chance of achieving it, better I would have thought to concentrate big time on next season, Honda will only expect the best and if they don't get it pretty quickly problems will arise. No top driver will go there if he sees that things are just the same with the car no better than mid gid. Button might be there longer than anyone thinks!


September 09, 2014 6:52 PM

F1 » More changes to come at McLaren

For a team that boasts such a strong heritage I wonder just how it has been allowed to decline into an embarrassing also ran. One person and one person alone is responsible for that and that person is Ron Dennis. It would be nice if he had the guts to admit it but the size of his and the teams ego will not allow admissions of incompetence, it's always much easier to pass the buck and get rid of minions who are struggling to steady the ship in the face of increasing odds.


September 10, 2014 10:40 AM

F1 » Sauber quiet on Stroll F1 investment rumours

It's crunch time for F1 with several teams possibly closing and only one definate new team entering. The idea of three car teams has been talked about but if it happens the third car will just be a makeweight as it used to be in the 60's/70's when teams ran a third car for a local driver. With no agreement on cost cutting and a stream of strange ideas eminating from all sources things look grim. I can see a situation where there are only 12/14 cars as back in the sixties, can't see that that will go down well with TV audiences.

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