Gasly really has a talent of putting himself into this kind of situations quite often, even unintentionally... Maybe Norriss was a bit too quick with overtaking and turning, but a Mclaren fan in me says Gasly was more to blame, especially if he already knew his rear right suspension was broken.Swed3120 wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 10:14 pmIf gasly doesn’t get a penalty for the next race , I think I’m gonna have a mental breakdown , that’s the least he deserves for costing us likely a few points due to his very very very stupid driving , not the first time either , he seems to enjoy knocking the front wing of his discount Red Bull
I think Mclaren are trying to develop smart. Their development path was hindered by the Bahrain test and brake issues which has caused them to go back to the drawing board a little. As such I think they are trying to develop and test multiple parts at a time to minimise the impact on CFD and Wind Tunnel. It is probably slower, but may allow for more development time.
It’s gonna need to be a hell of a raft of upgrades to threaten the podium isn’t it. I’m an optimist but there is a chunk to find. We look poor in a straight line.
You could be on to something , macca seems to have a bit more of a handle on slow speed corners considering our S2 time was very very good , so Monaco might not be as bad as feared.Darth-Piekus wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 10:19 pmI don't think it was awful. Just a slow stop that send Lando to the back of a DRS train. The straightline speed wasn't there today but next round is a completely different track that favors the strengths of Mclaren. Strategy won't play much of a difference if you have a faster car than the midfield. At the moment we are still not clear of it.
One would think papaya is a difficult color not to see , but then again who knows with some driversDarth-Piekus wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 10:24 pmThis isn't the first time though that happened between Mclaren and slower teams. The team seems to be a magnet for accidents from drivers that don't pay attention or getting overzealous. I remembered Kobayashi and how he smacked Hamilton in Montreal 2012 after he wen't overzealous despite being slower and was in no position to gain anything while Hamilton had much to lose.
There was no “new suspension”, there was a change to the trim that covers the tethers and brake lines, not a major change.CjC wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 10:15 pmMclaren brought 2 upgrades to Miami.Darth-Piekus wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 10:13 pmLet's see what solutions they bring all at once in Barcelona. The others so far have brought a lot of upgrades while Mclaren was with Test 2 Bahrain Car. If things go well with the big upgrade package the target is to gain at worst half a second to rivals.
New front suspension and an upgraded floor.
No test 2 Bahrain car here I’m afraid.
There is also the impact of the budget cap, you can’t just make several iterations of parts… So, it’s better to keep iterating until you get to a point in which you decide to make the part… Making “temporary” or simply evolution of parts like in the past isn’t sustainable with the cap.mwillems wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 10:21 pmI think Mclaren are trying to develop smart. Their development path was hindered by the Bahrain test and brake issues which has caused them to go back to the drawing board a little. As such I think they are trying to develop and test multiple parts at a time to minimise the impact on CFD and Wind Tunnel. It is probably slower, but may allow for more development time.