2021 Mclaren F1 Team

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Szabi1112
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I think wind is our problem. I’m worried

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Xero wrote:It's so tight, as expected! Definitely not the clear 3rd fastest as some have touted. In a straight up fight with Ferrari and AT it seems this season.
You can add Alpine to it too... Fernando put a great lap together


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Well I would say battle for all first 4 places so far. The difference was 2 tenths only between Red Bull,Mercedes, Alpha Tauri,Ferrari and Mclaren.

I would propose to wait for Q3. Everyone is gonna show everything in there.

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I was so sure qualifying would be less stressful this year... #-o
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. 
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FittingMechanics
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We are on Mercedes engine map obviously. Full power only when needed.

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Good pace on mediums though, that's encouraging. Danny may have to split strategy here and go soft after that time deletion though.

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Ground Effect wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:32 pm
I was so sure qualifying would be less stressful this year... #-o
I am biting my nails!!

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Xero wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:34 pm
Good pace on mediums though, that's encouraging. Danny may have to split strategy here and go soft after that time deletion though.
Yeah I think he is going to go alternate. I expect Norris to leave on Softs but abort if he seems save.

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Ok it looks promising at this point. Looks like we might be a clear 3rd at this track.

Nice to see Carlos above Leclerc too.

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Ground Effect wrote:I was so sure qualifying would be less stressful this year... #-o
Same here! But... I’m afraid it will be like this all year and we may have a couple that are simply too painful to watch... But not bad so far on the mediums and seems that getting into Q3 at least should be in the cards most of the time


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We seem though to be way closer than last year compared to Mercedes and Red Bull but so does Ferrari, Alpha Tauri and Renault. We need our A Game on every Grand Prix and James Key to find more loopholes to exploit so we can outdevelop the rest.

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mwillems wrote:Ok it looks promising at this point. Looks like we might be a clear 3rd at this track.

Nice to see Carlos above Leclerc too.
Clear 3rd? Not what the times are showing... In any case, the driver’s will be the ones making the difference, they will have more impact on Q than the car itself.


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Norris made his first lap on softs? Nice laps. But its obvious that the track is becoming faster.
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FittingMechanics
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No, Norris was on Mediums first run. We are still borderline Medium Q2 team.

Field seems similar to last year, although smaller difference between top 2 teams and the midfield.

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SmallSoldier wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:38 pm
mwillems wrote:Ok it looks promising at this point. Looks like we might be a clear 3rd at this track.

Nice to see Carlos above Leclerc too.
Clear 3rd? Not what the times are showing... In any case, the driver’s will be the ones making the difference, they will have more impact on Q than the car itself.


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Well at that point Ferrari had gone slower on softs than us on mediums, so I felt like they had dropped off. But yeah, this is nail-biting stuff.