2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by Alonso Fan » Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 am

etusch wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 7:36 am
I wonder that can we see mclaren as third fastest at monaco. A feeling say that 1 Redbull or ferrari third mclaren and 4th merc
I think they'll be p7 and below. Realistically they cannot match the top 3 teams even at Monaco. Last year they just barely did it
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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by GoranF1 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:29 am

Alonso Fan wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 am
etusch wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 7:36 am
I wonder that can we see mclaren as third fastest at monaco. A feeling say that 1 Redbull or ferrari third mclaren and 4th merc
I think they'll be p7 and below. Realistically they cannot match the top 3 teams even at Monaco. Last year they just barely did it
No way.....what you are saying would be the case whit Alonso on board.
Button will be rusty and Vandoorne is just not the level of Alonso(despite his junior record)
After Monaco i am afraid people will bash the Mclaren chassis allthough whit Alonso it would be clear best of the rest in MC.
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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by kaepernickus » Fri May 19, 2017 11:58 am

GoranF1 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:29 am
... and Vandoorne is just not the level of Alonso(despite his junior record)
Interesting that you can tell that after !6! F1 races in a shitty car that's broken most of the time.

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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by GoranF1 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:53 pm

kaepernickus wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 11:58 am
GoranF1 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:29 am
... and Vandoorne is just not the level of Alonso(despite his junior record)
Interesting that you can tell that after !6! F1 races in a shitty car that's broken most of the time.
Its not that interesting...i follow Alonso for 15 years...and there were some rookies that came close to him and Vandoorne just isnt one of them.
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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by marvin78 » Fri May 19, 2017 1:05 pm

That's a hell of an argument....

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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by GoranF1 » Fri May 19, 2017 1:14 pm

marvin78 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:05 pm
That's a hell of an argument....
What about 1.5 sec difference in BCN quali whit no reliability problems for Vandoorne?
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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by diffuser » Fri May 19, 2017 1:21 pm

I think Monoco is a lost opportunity for McLaren to prove they have the 3ird best chassis. I do agree that without ALO at Monoco there is nobody there to exploit the max from the car. I agree Button will be rusty (he still wasn't at ALO Level). There is plenty of evidence that shows Vandoorne has alot of work to do to fill even Button's shoes.

Oh and don't forget the Grid penalty.

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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by marvin78 » Fri May 19, 2017 1:40 pm

GoranF1 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:14 pm
marvin78 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:05 pm
That's a hell of an argument....
What about 1.5 sec difference in BCN quali whit no reliability problems for Vandoorne?
I don't like comparison. You NEVER know, what's going on. Comparison between driver is a thing for fanboys. I'm not a fan of any driver (I don't understand how one can be fan of another one. That's a concept I don't understand). So I am more relaxed on racedays. Perhaps I even see things different. What I don't see, is that you could compare a driver with multiple years of F1 experience with a newbee. That's ridiculous.

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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by GoranF1 » Fri May 19, 2017 1:54 pm

marvin78 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:40 pm
GoranF1 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:14 pm
marvin78 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:05 pm
That's a hell of an argument....
What about 1.5 sec difference in BCN quali whit no reliability problems for Vandoorne?
I don't like comparison. You NEVER know, what's going on. Comparison between driver is a thing for fanboys. I'm not a fan of any driver (I don't understand how one can be fan of another one. That's a concept I don't understand). So I am more relaxed on racedays. Perhaps I even see things different. What I don't see, is that you could compare a driver with multiple years of F1 experience with a newbee. That's ridiculous.
i disagree on your points of view 100%
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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by kaepernickus » Fri May 19, 2017 1:56 pm

GoranF1 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:14 pm
What about 1.5 sec difference in BCN quali whit no reliability problems for Vandoorne?
Remember that one race where Alonso got out-qualified by Hamilton/Button/... with a difference of x.x seconds.
They have to be on a much higher level compared to Alonso.

That's not an argument at all...

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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by GoranF1 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:01 pm

kaepernickus wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:56 pm
GoranF1 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:14 pm
What about 1.5 sec difference in BCN quali whit no reliability problems for Vandoorne?
Remember that one race where Alonso got out-qualified by Hamilton/Button/... with a difference of x.x seconds.
They have to be on a much higher level compared to Alonso.

That's not an argument at all...
ok...that 1 race, but ATM it is 5-0 for Alonso vs VAN, yes its stil early and there was reliability problems but by the end of year what will happen?
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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by etusch » Fri May 19, 2017 2:38 pm

GoranF1 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:29 am
Alonso Fan wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 am
etusch wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 7:36 am
I wonder that can we see mclaren as third fastest at monaco. A feeling say that 1 Redbull or ferrari third mclaren and 4th merc
I think they'll be p7 and below. Realistically they cannot match the top 3 teams even at Monaco. Last year they just barely did it
No way.....what you are saying would be the case whit Alonso on board.
Button will be rusty and Vandoorne is just not the level of Alonso(despite his junior record)
After Monaco i am afraid people will bash the Mclaren chassis allthough whit Alonso it would be clear best of the rest in MC.
If Button will do a good lap like P7-P8 and Vandoorne can't, we can say that Mclaren chassis is in realy good condition and Vandoorne must work much more harder. Next year Mclaren can send Vandoorne to sauber as team mate of mutsushita ( I could be write wrong ) and Alo-But team again at Mclaren.

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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by ftft » Fri May 19, 2017 4:08 pm

Vandoorne is a talented driver, but he's having some difficulty adapting his 'feeder series'-driving style to the car.
Stoffel's very late on the brakes, and keeps his foot slightly on the brakes when already in a corner (ALO is already fully of the brakes at that time).

The fact that the car was tailored around Alonso doesn't make things easier. Alonso usually attacks a corner with a lot of initial steering lock, so he tends to brake a little bit earlier than most F1-drivers by default.

Give him some time.

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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by Alonso Fan » Fri May 19, 2017 6:55 pm

ftft wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Vandoorne is a talented driver, but he's having some difficulty adapting his 'feeder series'-driving style to the car.
Stoffel's very late on the brakes, and keeps his foot slightly on the brakes when already in a corner (ALO is already fully of the brakes at that time).

The fact that the car was tailored around Alonso doesn't make things easier. Alonso usually attacks a corner with a lot of initial steering lock, so he tends to brake a little bit earlier than most F1-drivers by default.

Give him some time.
I thought he braked later? that's what other driver say
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Re: 2017 Mclaren F1 Team - Honda

Post by ftft » Fri May 19, 2017 7:56 pm

Alonso Fan wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:55 pm
ftft wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Vandoorne is a talented driver, but he's having some difficulty adapting his 'feeder series'-driving style to the car.
Stoffel's very late on the brakes, and keeps his foot slightly on the brakes when already in a corner (ALO is already fully of the brakes at that time).

The fact that the car was tailored around Alonso doesn't make things easier. Alonso usually attacks a corner with a lot of initial steering lock, so he tends to brake a little bit earlier than most F1-drivers by default.

Give him some time.
I thought he braked later? that's what other driver say
Depends who you compare to, and not always easy to judge without the full telemetry data - but Lewis for example brakes a lot later than Fernando.



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