2022 - McLaren Formula 1 Team

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Remember people thought making the McLaren Mercedes SLR made the F1 team slower.
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Stu wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:18 am
Use the F1Technical Discord, works much better for chatter than the forum.
Discord is trash. A little integrated pop up box on this site would do the trick. Any admins here capable of such a monumental task?
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McL-H wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 11:05 am
Mansell89 wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:53 am
So we’ve just acquired the Mercedes Formula E team, which will become McLaren Formula E- pretty big news I thought!
I am afraid the team entering all these other racing competitions shifts focus from F1. Does McLaren still have the ambition to win F1 championships or does it just seeks to do well in racing in a broader perspective? I don’t care about the brand winning FE or Xtreme E titles tbh.. I’d rather have them finally building a great F1 car again. Just my 2 cents, but perhaps I’m missing the bigger perspective.
What about all the knowledge from different series they will gather under "one roof"? Of course, suspension from Extreme E has nothing to do with F1 but some other parts/ideas/etc. could help...
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Moving Chicane wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 5:33 pm
McL-H wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 11:05 am
Mansell89 wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:53 am
So we’ve just acquired the Mercedes Formula E team, which will become McLaren Formula E- pretty big news I thought!
I am afraid the team entering all these other racing competitions shifts focus from F1. Does McLaren still have the ambition to win F1 championships or does it just seeks to do well in racing in a broader perspective? I don’t care about the brand winning FE or Xtreme E titles tbh.. I’d rather have them finally building a great F1 car again. Just my 2 cents, but perhaps I’m missing the bigger perspective.
What about all the knowledge from different series they will gather under "one roof"? Of course, suspension from Extreme E has nothing to do with F1 but some other parts/ideas/etc. could help...
Not to mention using these other series for "apprenticeships" for technical staff and for drivers.
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The F1 team have been given all the resources necessary by the management. The other series should not be a problem. They are separate groups under a larger umbrella.

I believe Zak and co. know what they are doing. It shows that they do.
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Kind of annoying that there are no words regarding the specifics of upgrades McLaren is bringing in Barcelona. As far as assumptions go, I would say the floor will be changing. And if the "bargeboard" bits change alongside the strakes on the tunnel entrance then I guess that brings tweaks to the front wing as well.

And obviously, I am hoping they finally bring a more refined version of their front brake ducts as well.

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Personally, I'm not expecting anything serious, as usual, all our hopes will be dashed when we see a couple of minor wings here and there. :roll:

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Don't count your chickens before they hatch cerber. Let's wait and see what the upgrades bring.

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Balalu wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 12:32 pm
The F1 team have been given all the resources necessary by the management. The other series should not be a problem. They are separate groups under a larger umbrella.

I believe Zak and co. know what they are doing. It shows that they do.
Agreed.

This is almost like someone complaining that Yamaha have developed a new range of guitars rather than focusing on their MotoGP bike.

McLaren are taking over an established team. I suspect it's basically an administrative change and the Merc FE team will continue much as it currently is and not drain any resources from the F1 team. I mean they're spec cars, so it's not like they're going to be competing for wind tunnel or CFD time.
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Emag wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 8:14 pm
Kind of annoying that there are no words regarding the specifics of upgrades McLaren is bringing in Barcelona. As far as assumptions go, I would say the floor will be changing. And if the "bargeboard" bits change alongside the strakes on the tunnel entrance then I guess that brings tweaks to the front wing as well.

And obviously, I am hoping they finally bring a more refined version of their front brake ducts as well.
To be fair McLaren is usually pretty reserved about there development route during season, people or journalist are generally more interested in what's going on at Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes

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Emag wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 8:14 pm
Kind of annoying that there are no words regarding the specifics of upgrades McLaren is bringing in Barcelona. As far as assumptions go, I would say the floor will be changing. And if the "bargeboard" bits change alongside the strakes on the tunnel entrance then I guess that brings tweaks to the front wing as well.

And obviously, I am hoping they finally bring a more refined version of their front brake ducts as well.

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Great team profile video. Zak is a funny guy. Seems like he would be a great boss, same with Seidl.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/vide ... 62066.html

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Lucky wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 3:39 am
Emag wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 8:14 pm
Kind of annoying that there are no words regarding the specifics of upgrades McLaren is bringing in Barcelona. As far as assumptions go, I would say the floor will be changing. And if the "bargeboard" bits change alongside the strakes on the tunnel entrance then I guess that brings tweaks to the front wing as well.

And obviously, I am hoping they finally bring a more refined version of their front brake ducts as well.
Nice! Hope its true and the updates work.

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runningmanz wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 6:58 am
Lucky wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 3:39 am
Emag wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 8:14 pm
Kind of annoying that there are no words regarding the specifics of upgrades McLaren is bringing in Barcelona. As far as assumptions go, I would say the floor will be changing. And if the "bargeboard" bits change alongside the strakes on the tunnel entrance then I guess that brings tweaks to the front wing as well.

And obviously, I am hoping they finally bring a more refined version of their front brake ducts as well.
Nice! Hope its true and the updates work.
I saw that before, but I translated it and it means floor (Actually it said bottom, but I assume that means floor) and front brake duct, not just new front brake ducts as per the in tweet translation.

Hopefully the floor is able to deliver more downforce, whether it be from a minor change or a major upgrade, I don't care.

The car seemed to be quite competitive at Barcelona anyway so I'm optimistic that we will have a half decent weekend but realistically any upgrades we get are only going to help us fight for 3rd at best, and realistically that is too much and the best we might get is consolidating fourth.

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