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May 29, 2014 5:08 PM

F1 » Boullier: McLaren even stronger in Canada

I see no real evidence that Mclaren are improving, Monaco is not a good guide anyway. Button is very good at getting hard earned sixth places but F1 is all about winning and Mclaren are a very long way from achieving that. In any case other teams are making bigger strides Red Bull and to some extent Lotus have improved markedly and Red Bull have better drivers much more likely to use the improvements to best advantage. I simply don't see Mclaren getting any wins or podiums unless there is a race with mass retirements or crashes. I believe we will have to wait for Mclaren to have a similar advantage to Mercedes with their Honda engines before we see the silver cars at the front again and I doubt that Button will be driving for them then.


May 29, 2014 10:37 AM

F1 » Massa: Hamilton, Rosberg relationship doesn’t matter

Can't say I agree with that view, I'm sure Wolff and Lauda want an ordered procession towards the championship with Hamilton being the chosen champion. Lauda has already said he will sort out any problems and any incidents that lose the team points will be harshly looked upon. In theory letting your drivers race each other is fine but it does'nt work in practice because one of them will push too far and I think we might know who that might be in this case. Either way Red Bull are closing up so they need to watch their step.


May 24, 2014 4:30 PM
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F1 » Hamilton angry over Rosberg error

Hamilton should not really complain, he would have tried something similar had he been in that position. Hamilton's been pushing his luck claiming that sleeping on a couch in his dad's house has made him more hungry and therefore a more worthy challenger. I've never heard such bullshit! Just get on and drive Lewis and leave the platitudes to those who have something meanigfull to say. Being a boy who had a rough upbringing does'nt qualify you to be automatically more hungry it just means you were unlucky, end of conversation.


May 23, 2014 1:24 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Sport requires a level playing field

All very true but nothing will change because it never has. Ferrari, Mclaren, Mercedes and Red Bull will probable be just be racing each other a couple of years down the line, the remainder will have folded or be for sale. Greed, greed and more greed from these teams who already have more money than any of the others.These people do not have the fans interests at heart they have a budget and bank balance that they want to see grow regardless of the effect it has on the racing ot the other teams. Until such time that a proper organisation can be set up to controll FI nothing is going to change, Hypocritical, two-faced, Egocentric, Greedy and self interested are a few of the more polite words I would use to describe these people. I wonder why I prefer the classic racing circuit?


May 22, 2014 9:22 PM

F1 » Button cautiously optimistic of McLaren progress

I don't see anything that suggests that Mclaren are any more competitive, 8th fastest is about par for them and that flatters to deceive as Button tends to get poor starts and spends the rest of the race trying to get past the midfield cars. Unless you are on the first two rows at Monaco generally you are wasting your time and will be stuck behind whoever qualified in front of you or jumped you at the start, I also think that two seasons of crap cars from Mclaren has begun to get to Button and he's beginning to go through the motions rather than give it a go. I'm no Hamilton fan but he would flatter the car while Button tends to make the car look even less competitive than it actually is not that that would lead to any podium finishes just that he would get it further up the grid which is a nesscessity everywhere but especially at Monaco.


May 23, 2014 8:27 AM

F1 » Button cautiously optimistic of McLaren progress

I did not say ANYWHERE that Hamilton thrashed Button just that in the main he outqualified him, and that is the point I was making. Qualifying is and always has been vitally important at Monaco, elsewhere there is more possibility of overtaking in the main if you don't qualify well although with so many cars being nearly equal in speed even that is not easy.

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