[ 2020 ] Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

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New bargeboards also back in the car... Will be interesting to see if they can nail the setup.

Wonder if one car (probably Carlos) will run with the Portimao spec and the other with the new spec to compare their performance or if they are confident enough in the new package that both will be using it.


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How many practice sessions are there for this race, just one? It's going to be tricky to find the right setup with the new parts, but they must be confident since they brought them here.

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Can it be that the new Front wing and Bargeboards are designed to work with the Mechanical components supposed to be introduced in the coming 2 grands prix? At least, it explains their on and off use till now.

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JRindt wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Can it be that the new Front wing and Bargeboards are designed to work with the Mechanical components supposed to be introduced in the coming 2 grands prix? At least, it explains their on and off use till now.
It could be but they didn't have to introduce those this year. Based on that picture, looks like they're gonna give the new bardgeboards a go tomorrow. Atleast Norris will.

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JRindt wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Can it be that the new Front wing and Bargeboards are designed to work with the Mechanical components supposed to be introduced in the coming 2 grands prix? At least, it explains their on and off use till now.
What mechanical components are they? This is the first I have heard of that

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the EDGE wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:17 pm
JRindt wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Can it be that the new Front wing and Bargeboards are designed to work with the Mechanical components supposed to be introduced in the coming 2 grands prix? At least, it explains their on and off use till now.
What mechanical components are they? This is the first I have heard of that
He's asking a question.

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So the updates that McLaren announced for Imola are the bargeboards? Weren't those tested already?

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We don't know. Not all updates are visible. It could be a change to the internal suspension to allow for more agressive setup that the new aero package allows. It could be a new internal cooling package to improve engine reliability. There could be changes to the undertray, which are difficult to spot. Really, there are so many things that they may bring to a race weekend that we may never find out about.

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"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

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SmallSoldier wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:10 pm
New bargeboards also back in the car... Will be interesting to see if they can nail the setup.

Wonder if one car (probably Carlos) will run with the Portimao spec and the other with the new spec to compare their performance or if they are confident enough in the new package that both will be using it.


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At this point they’ve collected two races’ worth of data so if they’ve stacked ‘em on again it probably means they’re confident in the performance; otherwise wouldn’t risk compromising their sole practice session for the weekend.

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the EDGE wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:17 pm
JRindt wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Can it be that the new Front wing and Bargeboards are designed to work with the Mechanical components supposed to be introduced in the coming 2 grands prix? At least, it explains their on and off use till now.
What mechanical components are they? This is the first I have heard of that
Just go back a couple of pages buddy. There are quotes by James Key in a post by smallsoldier. Well, he said chassis components to be precise.

“But certainly, anything we can do this year that mitigates the fact we haven’t got the chassis tokens going into next year would help. Some of the things that we will be bringing to the next couple of races will be part of that.”

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diffuser wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:07 pm
JRindt wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Can it be that the new Front wing and Bargeboards are designed to work with the Mechanical components supposed to be introduced in the coming 2 grands prix? At least, it explains their on and off use till now.
It could be but they didn't have to introduce those this year. Based on that picture, looks like they're gonna give the new bardgeboards a go tomorrow. Atleast Norris will.
True that. But, maybe they were forced to fast track those aero components before the chassis ones due to the introduction of new nose. At least for getting some data beforehand.

All speculation of course. If they are supposed to work together, there could be a good chunk of time to be gained over next couple of GPs🤞

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JRindt wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:41 am
the EDGE wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:17 pm
JRindt wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Can it be that the new Front wing and Bargeboards are designed to work with the Mechanical components supposed to be introduced in the coming 2 grands prix? At least, it explains their on and off use till now.
What mechanical components are they? This is the first I have heard of that
Just go back a couple of pages buddy. There are quotes by James Key in a post by smallsoldier. Well, he said chassis components to be precise.

“But certainly, anything we can do this year that mitigates the fact we haven’t got the chassis tokens going into next year would help. Some of the things that we will be bringing to the next couple of races will be part of that.”
Ah, I see what you mean now, but baring out-board suspension elements and the changes permitted to fit the Merc PU, McLaren’s chassis is now locked-in for 2021. I think he’s referring to getting a jump on next years aero development

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McLaren and Racing Point have both indicated to Motorsport.com that they won’t take part in the Abu Dhabi test because they don’t have a young driver to run.

WHAT? this is dumb. Why can't they just get a random driver? Giving up a test instead??

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Macklaren wrote:
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McLaren and Racing Point have both indicated to Motorsport.com that they won’t take part in the Abu Dhabi test because they don’t have a young driver to run.

WHAT? this is dumb. Why can't they just get a random driver? Giving up a test instead??
Clearly they see no benefit in running or they would