2019 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

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Morteza wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:40 am
Dipesh1995 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:35 am
Morteza wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:09 am

I really feel for him, he has been very unlucky. I hope he will have a clean race at Baku because he has been performing really well.
By the way, how much damage did his car have? I think some of the bargeboard elements were lost when Kvyat hit his car.
I’m not really sure atm, tried searching for images but haven’t found anything which is particularly clear.

Here’s Sainz and Norris’ car immediately after the incident in the pits respectively.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4F8yT3WAAA ... ame=medium
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4F8zP4WwAA ... ame=medium

Seems fairly intact.
Thank you for the photos. You can see on Sainz's car there's something stuck in front of the sidepod opening. I guess that's from Kvyat's car, the mechanics removed it during that pit stop.
Good spot.

Norris' floor seems to be damaged as well where the longitudinal slots are.

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We had good pace. No worries! We can fight for 4th in WCC this year. Just bad luck for us atm. Looking forward to the next race! So happy we finally have a great car.

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Even with such injuries, the guys drove fast, glasses were possible.

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Is Baku a track where there is more emphasis on the front or the rears ????

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Dipesh1995 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:03 am
Where do we reckon Sainz would have finished without the incident? I think P7 was up for grabs.
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I agree that Sainz needs to contain himself, it is costing McLaren valuable points in the championship. Maybe the halo is causing him to lose spatial awareness but he should anticipate what can happen around him.

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Baku is more rear limited, and good for top speed so hope Mclaren can be best of the rest

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McLaren:

GIL DE FERRAN, Sporting Director
“Racing can be very cruel sometimes, and today it was. Obviously, the first-lap incident destroyed our race, but we tried to do our best and raced hard to the end.

“Despite it all, there were several positives to come from this grand prix, particularly our race pace, which was very competitive when compared to the guys that finished in the points.

“We also learned more about our car on this very different track, and now we look ahead to another fighting weekend in Baku.”
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Baku is more rear limited, and good for top speed so hope Mclaren can be best of the rest

Looking forward to Baku already...

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to see your hopes crushed by a Renault failure .... again
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Stop being so negative... We'll get there soon...

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Pretty quick on the straights. Bodes well for Baku.

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Godius wrote:I agree that Sainz needs to contain himself, it is costing McLaren valuable points in the championship. Maybe the halo is causing him to lose spatial awareness but he should anticipate what can happen around him.
Where are you getting that from? I’ve seeing the inboards from every angle and there is nothing that Sainz did wrong in China


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Capharol wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:39 pm
to see your hopes crushed by a Renault failure .... again
I am not sure what's your point there. Mclaren definately wasn't expecting another team's driver to get both of our cars almost out of the race and definately didn't expected Verstappen to crash on Sainz last round. Am I correct to assume you are one of those Honda guys?

Back on topic. We should have been way ahead in 4th but so far we were very unlucky with the Bull teams. We got to find a way to stay away from them. They have costed us a lot of points. Still I am positive for this year. The car is definately faster and hopefully with the Big Upgrade in Spain it will bring us closer to the first 3 and away from the rest.