Nobody's denying they won fair an square.Darth-Piekus wrote: ↑Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:51 pmIn today's F1 the driver doesn't make so huge of a difference. 80% it's about the car. If RP was so much better then they would have finished 3rd but that is not the case. Their car was picking races where it was good while sucked at other races. Mclaren was good in every single race. The package was better overall and I don't see why we have to give excuses why RP lost. They lost fair and square in more than half the races and more than half the qualifyings. In fact they are very lucky they weren't disqualified with that stunt they pulled. Let's not forget that important fact.
Albon finished the season tied for points with Sainz. Basically same league as McLaren (and by extension Renault and RP) with Albon driving. Behind Riccardo.Darth-Piekus wrote: ↑Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:09 pmRBR is a different matter. The car was in another league. Even with two Albons RBR would have finished in front.
I'm not saying people are denying the success but the way they are saying it using If's and who lost more sounds like they are underestimating the success. All I am saying is that if RP was that much faster as RBR was they could have won easily even with two Strolls.
I could give you quotes from Zak, Seidl, Norris and Sainz that RP was faster but you're not gonna believe that either so...Darth-Piekus wrote: ↑Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:10 amMaybe but still that car was so far ahead we can't compare and that doesn't change the fact that if RP was so much faster Mclaren would still not stand a chance if the car was nowhere near. But those are just If Scenarios. Statistics speak for themselves. We beat them fair and square in so many races. Not just one lap but a whole race.
The point is Mclaren was better overall as a car. If RP was 8/10, Mclaren was 7,5/10 but the difference here is that Mclaren was 7.0 to 7.5/10 in every single race. RP was 8/10 in one race and 5/10 in another, then 2/10 in another etc etc. I'm talking about car consistency. That is how a measurement of a fast car is shown. Across the whole year in every circuit in races where points count. Driver's alone aren't the deciding factor.
Their package? What a joker
Did you read the full article? because it doesn't sound like that to me...
There was no clear favourite. Sometimes one had the best package, sometimes the other. McLaren in Spielberg and Bahrain, Racing Point in Budapest, Barcelona and Sakhir, Renault in Spa and at the Nürburgring, Ferrari in Turkey and Alpha Tauri in Imola.
McLaren won this race in the race because they were well positioned in all disciplines and had no real weaknesses. Alpha Tauri was also relatively balanced, but on a lower level overall. Racing Point, Renault and Ferrari failed because of their strong fluctuations
Like I've always said, all of the midfield had their day on top & their days to forget. overall RP was fastest but the car had inherent weaknesses too, far more than the Mcl 35 did. It has been the closest race in F1 since the naughties & I'm thoroughly looking forward to the next thrilling instalment. who needs 1st & 2nd when the action was this goodOn one lap on Saturday and over the distance on Sunday. McLaren was ahead in both disciplines. The total of all starting positions is 281, the total of all race results is 308. In comparison to Racing Point: 300 in qualifying, 317 in the race