tranquility2k4 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Where is McLarens big upgrade? Before the lauch of the car Peter Prod even said not to expect much at launch and that in AUS they would have an all new car based on 2 - 3 months of work. I expected almost a B spec car here, certainly lots of visible updates. It's very strange.
All I can think is due to the issues they had in testing it has been delayed - maybe the planned bodywork updates were not going to work and so they had to go back to the drawing board. Either way, a big shame really that McLaren are 1 sec or more off Red Bull with the same engine. Their car just looks way too basic, and apart from the very impressive packaging, and aggressive FW and RW is pretty dissapointing.
First of all: I don't think this is the right thread.
But to answer your criticism, as someone already said, if Red Bull is able to compete with Ferrari and Mercedes with a clearly inferior PU, is because they have a monster of a chassis. McLaren has a brand new Power Unit, they probably have tons of things to understand before they can upgrade the car. In Formula 1 you can't move forward if you don't even know exactly what you have in hands. McLaren has also wasted three years of development because their lack of power that didn't allow them to know what else was wrong with the car.
And last but certainly not least: Can people stop with the "the car looks too basic" thing? Do you have CFD eyes? Do you have evidence that complicated aero equals more performance? If not, please don't use this argument anymore.