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theoldgitspeaks

June 03, 2014 11:06 AM

F1 » Boullier: McLaren progress won’t be evident in Canada


Sounds like he's covering his back, Mclaren have fallen away as the season has progressed which is about par for them. They are a long way off the pace and unless they can find the magic bullet I don't see any real progress. They say that they can develop a car at a greater rate, this is clearly not the case these days as they design a poor car in the first place and then are not able to make it competitive. Hopefully the new people Mclaren have signed will have a rather better understanding of designing an F1 car and the aerodynamics that are required to be competitive, if not I see the rapid decline continuing regardless of the engine or who drives for them.

theoldgitspeaks

June 02, 2014 2:38 PM

F1 » Button: Development rate a positive


I agree, however well they develop the car everybody else is doing the same thing. A two second gap is a huge amount to catch up and it seems to me that is beyong Mclarens capabilities at the moment, the same thing happened last year, they started off crap and ended up crap still miles off the pace. Until they get some staff who can do the job for them I believe they will be stuck in the midgrid regardless of what engine they use. In the past when Mclaren had Honda power they also had a good chassis and two top drivers, that is not the case now.

theoldgitspeaks

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.

theoldgitspeaks

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.

theoldgitspeaks

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.

theoldgitspeaks

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?


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