2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

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After dumping Honda ,hiring Ricardo would be next stupid move,I can't believe it.What's wrong with Lando why not him ,this kid is more then ready to go racing he is next LH.

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makecry wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:24 am
The fact that some people think that a multibillion company would let go of $700mil deal with the world's largest manufacturer of ICEs to please a 36 year old driver with 2-3 years left in F1 is farking laughable. I mean cmon, just use logic.
There is no logic with techman... he just keeps blabbering without logic and sense. You should put him on your ignore list as I did and enjoy life on the forum without banging your head about his posts. Back on topic: I really feel Alonso is out for 2019 to pursue Indy... That’s the final thing missing for his triple crown. So probably take 2019 as adjustment year and start winning some races if he gets good reliable machinery and 2020 full on attack on the 500. McLaren will miss him for sure but will probably have a bit less presure in having a competitive car when they will not have competitive drivers..
Team Fernando!

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Mclaren going for ricciardo only makes sense if Fernando is leaving for indy.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formul ... -work.html

Written by McEvoy so likely to be complete BS but yeah......

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Andres125sx wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:12 pm
mclaren111 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Andrew Benson:
A stat or two at the one-third point of the season: Fastest car, taking average of each team's fastest lap of a weekend: Ferrari. Mercedes +0.052; Red Bull +0.294; Renault +1.316; Force India +1.645; Has +1.764; McLaren +1.908; Toro Rosso +2.141; Sauber +2.564; Williams +2.659

Ouch :wink:

Hope we have a good weekend !!
And you buy McLaren is 6 tenths down Renault?

Not even in saturdays IMO

It's our qualifying pace.

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Does anybody know if they're bringing any updates?
Q: (Stefano Mancini – La Stampa) Kimi, will you help Vettel to win his championship this year?
Kimi Raikkonen: I can only drive one car, obviously. 
@2018 Singapore Grand Prix drivers press conference.

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alexa wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:00 am
After dumping Honda ,hiring Ricardo would be next stupid move,I can't believe it.What's wrong with Lando why not him ,this kid is more then ready to go racing he is next LH.
The stupid move would be for Ricciardo, RB is a better option while other good doors are not open(Mercedes, Ferrari).

Anyway, McLaren should put Lando in the second car in 2019, that´s sure.

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alexa wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:00 am
After dumping Honda ,hiring Ricardo would be next stupid move,I can't believe it.What's wrong with Lando why not him ,this kid is more then ready to go racing he is next LH.
Norris will drive next year, the only question is who will be next to him.

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Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:37 am
If they really decided to remove honda because of Alonso personal view and not by actual numbers and facts, then they should stop calling themselves a racing team. Their engineers should resign right now.
i dont know if you heard this but zak mentioned last year when they signed with renault, he said if the renault was in their car, thier simulations showed they were ahead in some races compared to redbull. personally thats got to show two things. either their simulation are wrong or they just like to hype themselves up. dont always belive what their engineers tell you.
It seems that they just believed what their engineers told them. Hyping themselves up doesn't make any sense, since leaving Honda would be costing them tenths of millions yearly.

Dipesh1995 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:18 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formul ... -work.html

Written by McEvoy so likely to be complete BS but yeah......

Sadly I wouldn't even be surprised if it's true.

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RonDennis wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:39 am
alexa wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:00 am
After dumping Honda ,hiring Ricardo would be next stupid move,I can't believe it.What's wrong with Lando why not him ,this kid is more then ready to go racing he is next LH.
Norris will drive next year, the only question is who will be next to him.

techman wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:37 am
If they really decided to remove honda because of Alonso personal view and not by actual numbers and facts, then they should stop calling themselves a racing team. Their engineers should resign right now.
i dont know if you heard this but zak mentioned last year when they signed with renault, he said if the renault was in their car, thier simulations showed they were ahead in some races compared to redbull. personally thats got to show two things. either their simulation are wrong or they just like to hype themselves up. dont always belive what their engineers tell you.
It seems that they just believed what their engineers told them. Hyping themselves up doesn't make any sense, since leaving Honda would be costing them tenths of millions yearly.

Dipesh1995 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:18 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formul ... -work.html

Written by McEvoy so likely to be complete BS but yeah......

Sadly I wouldn't even be surprised if it's true.
If it's not reported elsewhere, then it's likely not true, they're not called the Daily Fail for nothing.
Q: (Stefano Mancini – La Stampa) Kimi, will you help Vettel to win his championship this year?
Kimi Raikkonen: I can only drive one car, obviously. 
@2018 Singapore Grand Prix drivers press conference.

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Ouch if true:
The anonymous source claimed executives even appealed to staff to build prototypes out of wood if they had any ideas how to improve their sub-standard car.

Some of the staff planned to take their grievances to former team principal Martin Whitmarsh. (We have heard this happened, Mclaren even put out a press release about it)

‘That shows how clueless they are,’ added the employee. ‘They told us at the post-Canadian Grand Prix debrief that they knew what was wrong with the car but not how to fix it. They ask us when they are on six-figure salaries.

‘We call four of the management the “Untouchables”. There is Eric Boullier, racing director, Matt Morris, chief engineer, Simon Roberts, chief operating officer, and David Probyn, operations director. Some of them just walk about chatting. We have no respect for them. People are beginning to boycott the debriefs because they are a joke. The atmosphere is toxic. We would like to go on strike but people fear for their jobs.’
Honda!

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dren wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:24 am
Ouch if true:
The anonymous source claimed executives even appealed to staff to build prototypes out of wood if they had any ideas how to improve their sub-standard car.

Some of the staff planned to take their grievances to former team principal Martin Whitmarsh. (We have heard this happened, Mclaren even put out a press release about it)

‘That shows how clueless they are,’ added the employee. ‘They told us at the post-Canadian Grand Prix debrief that they knew what was wrong with the car but not how to fix it. They ask us when they are on six-figure salaries.

‘We call four of the management the “Untouchables”. There is Eric Boullier, racing director, Matt Morris, chief engineer, Simon Roberts, chief operating officer, and David Probyn, operations director. Some of them just walk about chatting. We have no respect for them. People are beginning to boycott the debriefs because they are a joke. The atmosphere is toxic. We would like to go on strike but people fear for their jobs.’
Yeah, I saw this come up on pitpass.com just now. I hope its not true but if it is....what is happening at Mclaren?

https://www.pitpass.com/62082/Sweets-le ... at-McLaren
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well, its reality kicking in.

I also have a feeling they have no clue to whats wrong with the car and or how to fix it.

obviously nobody can be happy with that at this level.

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Good pace so far.

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johnny vee wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:03 pm
dren wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:24 am
Ouch if true:
The anonymous source claimed executives even appealed to staff to build prototypes out of wood if they had any ideas how to improve their sub-standard car.

Some of the staff planned to take their grievances to former team principal Martin Whitmarsh. (We have heard this happened, Mclaren even put out a press release about it)

‘That shows how clueless they are,’ added the employee. ‘They told us at the post-Canadian Grand Prix debrief that they knew what was wrong with the car but not how to fix it. They ask us when they are on six-figure salaries.

‘We call four of the management the “Untouchables”. There is Eric Boullier, racing director, Matt Morris, chief engineer, Simon Roberts, chief operating officer, and David Probyn, operations director. Some of them just walk about chatting. We have no respect for them. People are beginning to boycott the debriefs because they are a joke. The atmosphere is toxic. We would like to go on strike but people fear for their jobs.’
Yeah, I saw this come up on pitpass.com just now. I hope its not true but if it is....what is happening at Mclaren?

https://www.pitpass.com/62082/Sweets-le ... at-McLaren
Somebody is cleary starting a campaign.

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RonDennis wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Good pace so far.
Yep back of the field.
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