Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2013

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Post Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:43 am

McLaren ‏@TheFifthDriver
FIRST PIC! Sergio Pérez at the MTC in official Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team kit


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McLaren ‏@TheFifthDriver
Checo arrives at the MTC in a stunning MP4-12C with the world’s media waiting.


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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
stefan_
 
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Post Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:12 pm

Oh dear, shirt untucked, Ron's gonna give him a bollocking.
beelsebob
 
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Post Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:05 pm

beelsebob wrote:Oh dear, shirt untucked, Ron's gonna give him a bollocking.

It did happen

James Allen
Perez had an early lesson on life at McLaren when he was told to tuck his shirt in, but he says that he has already appreciated how special the feeling within the team is,

“From the outside it looks as if it might be a very cold team – very strict and very cold – but when I came here I was surprised at what a great family it is, ” he said. “I have to respond to the trust they put in me.’



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WilliamsF1
 
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Post Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:05 pm

beelsebob wrote:Oh dear, shirt untucked, Ron's gonna give him a bollocking.

It did happen

James Allen
Perez had an early lesson on life at McLaren when he was told to tuck his shirt in, but he says that he has already appreciated how special the feeling within the team is,

“From the outside it looks as if it might be a very cold team – very strict and very cold – but when I came here I was surprised at what a great family it is, ” he said. “I have to respond to the trust they put in me.’



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WilliamsF1
 
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Post Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:35 pm

No wonder Kimi left this team,this also applies to Hamilton :roll:
Neno
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:55 am

makes you laugh

one minute theirs pictures of Whitmarsh with Sergio's shirt un-tucked (against the Mclaren way) then someone else has to tell him to tuck his shirt in (most likely Ron)

its only small but clearly Ron and Martin don't quiet read off the same page otherwise Whitmarsh would of had him tuck in before his pictures.

I've always had this feeling though Martin wants to move slightly away from this strict Mclaren way
astracrazy
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:37 pm

Oh McLaren :lol:. Attention to details is positive, but this is overreacting.
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Mika1
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:48 pm

astracrazy wrote:makes you laugh

one minute theirs pictures of Whitmarsh with Sergio's shirt un-tucked (against the Mclaren way) then someone else has to tell him to tuck his shirt in (most likely Ron)

its only small but clearly Ron and Martin don't quiet read off the same page otherwise Whitmarsh would of had him tuck in before his pictures.

I've always had this feeling though Martin wants to move slightly away from this strict Mclaren way


Did Ron even welcome Sergio on that day? Certainly have not seen anything from Ron about Sergio since his signing (May be mistaken), but still Sergio can already feel the cold air at Woking.
WilliamsF1
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:51 pm

Well thats whats make McLaren what it is. It gives this team their personality. Perhaps they are a bit cold and to much attention to detail. Its the same with Ferrari and their arrogance etc.
Holm86
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:22 pm

WilliamsF1 wrote:Did Ron even welcome Sergio on that day? Certainly have not seen anything from Ron about Sergio since his signing (May be mistaken), but still Sergio can already feel the cold air at Woking.


I'm not sure, im just assuming it was him as his the only person above Martin (i assume). Martin obviously didn't tell him to do it.

He'll be having a haircut next.....i'm not joking

Holm86 wrote:Well thats whats make McLaren what it is. It gives this team their personality. Perhaps they are a bit cold and to much attention to detail. Its the same with Ferrari and their arrogance etc.


Of course it does. But its obvious that down the years Ron's way caused a few world champions to move on
astracrazy
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:31 pm

Ron is not that involved in the F1 business anymore. And i dont believe many champions have left just because of him.

Kimi left because he never had a reliable car at McLaren.

Alonso left because of he was a prima donna.

Hamilton left to seek new challenges.
Holm86
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:26 pm

astracrazy wrote:
He'll be having a haircut next.....i'm not joking


He could shave/wax his hands also :)

That alone could be worth 0.001 seconds
Touristas
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:05 pm

Holm86 wrote:Ron is not that involved in the F1 business anymore. And i dont believe many champions have left just because of him.

Kimi left because he never had a reliable car at McLaren.

Alonso left because of he was a prima donna.

Hamilton left to seek new challenges.


It does not matter if Ron is doing the every day management, it is the way he has set Mclaren to run and as chief of the group how he wants everything done. I have nothing against it and I think they are awesome, probably the way I would like to run something.

But the issue with Mclaren is that they expect you to live that life outside the company too, giving there drivers (probably all there employees) too little (or no space).
WilliamsF1
 
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:12 pm

"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
stefan_
 
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Post Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:39 pm

Whitmarsh's impulse purchase....

Lets see how he turns out.
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