McLaren take testing to the extreme

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McLaren have impressed in the testing season so far as their cars have often proven to be the fastest among the competitors. While that may not be important, the team is also experiencing very few mechanical problems. In fact only 3 problems arose in the last few weeks of testing, with the last one being yesterday on Alonso's car. The car was fixed surprisingly fast and McLaren have stated the problem was caused by a testing program in that area of the car. Just like with a previous problem 2 weeks ago, the team looks like testing its car under extreme conditions to see how long the car lasts without engineering interference. It may be that the team has learned from Renault who won their championships partly thanks to an extreme car reliability.


By Tommy_Fei on 09-02-2007 at 10:37

I think F2007 will win the first GP,but not MP4-22! It\'s a little like the condition in the winter test of 2004! :D

By SkullyCollins on 09-02-2007 at 14:58

Reliability is paramont IMO to winning a Championship.

Look at Keke Rosberg in 1982, he only won a single Grand Prix, but he finished in the points consistently and of course Renault in 2005 and 2006, as mentioned by Tomba.

By Vasco on 09-02-2007 at 15:51

Well this mp4/22 is not as much a radical change as renault/ferrari. So I think they understand this car really well which is why they are fast and reliable. Someone on the forum posted that they are gonna hav a major aerodynamic overhaul in mid feb.

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