jamsbong wrote:I think this is the true nature of the team McLaren. They are not good at making fast cars. They knew how to steal and copy from Ferrari and improve on that to win the championship.
Now with all rules changed, they need to start spying again to get on terms. However, recent lie-gate thing would make it very risky to steal. So they just end up at the bottom.
I can see one good thing out of these, Lewis will be more level-headed and hopefully he will be a better driver. Rather than one who thinks he is some sort of super-driver.
I consider this post a very low blow. Although Mclaren did find themselves guilty in the Stepneygate saga, that was years ago. No team achieves any level of success without a lot of people putting in a lot of hard work. Please don't disrespect all the hard working technicians and mechanics involved in McLaren.
Due to the manner in which the press receive credentials to gain access to the teams and drivers in Formula One, they have to report the news without resorting to wild and unfounded speculation. Anyone else who cannot gain credentials just report whatever they feel, and are not being held accountable, or acting in a responsible manner. But what the heck, they have to sell newspapers or web site space.
There's a lot of emotion being expressed in this thread, and I wish everyone take a more balanced perspective, and not react to the moment. Barring misfortune, great drivers change teams, enjoy a long career, and also experience bad years. Even Michael Schumacher went through this. He won the WDC title in Benetton in 1994/95, and it took him five years in Ferrari before he won the WDC again. Schumacher also went through 2005, with just one win. So my point is that drivers go through good times and bad times. Obviously, this is the worse time Hamilton has experienced in Mclaren. The car is not at the front, and it probably won't, at least in 2009. So what? This happens to many drivers a lot. It's not uncommon, in fact it is part of what happens to a driver during their career. They have ups, they have downs.
So what if Hamilton is having a bad year? That can also be said of Alonso and Raikkonen, also past WDC and respected as above-average Formula One drivers. Get past the hysteria coming from the British press, and get over it.
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