Like anything I guess it can be ‘mutual’MrGapes wrote: ↑Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:05 am
True.ripleysend wrote: ↑Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:24 pmVery true. In relatively recent times good examples of this were the likes of the professional services firms (e.g. KPMG and Accenture) or the pharmaceuticals (e.g. GSK's brands) being unable to have their logos placed on the car in close physical proxiity with the oil majors (e.g. ExxonMobil) or the say the tobacco brands (e.g. BAT).
I guess I don't get it. Did you just see the article and not read it ?
The point I'm making is that I was surprised that he was being asked in reference to McLaren aligning with specifically Porsche for 2026, suggesting that there have been rumours or links, of which I haven't heard of anywhere else prior to this article. With the Audi link, that was widely reported, even before McLaren made any official statements. They didn't ask about McLaren returning to Honda or Renault, so the specific nature of it made me wonder if there's been recent chatter on this that I may have missed.diffuser wrote: ↑Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:06 pmI guess I don't get it. Did you just see the article and not read it ?
The one I saw read said that Brown was happy with Merc, didn't believe you need a works team to win in F1, that the Merc PU they get is the same one that Hamilton gets and aren't really spending too much time thinking about 2026 and beyond..
https://www.gpfans.com/en/f1-news/96412 ... zak-brown/
Couple more years like this year and McLaren will be cleaning house. So I'm not so sure what you're happy about?
They did race there thoughdiffuser wrote: ↑Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:46 pmIt's winter testing weather in Barcelona and they didn't preseason test in Barcelona with that car. I seem to remember the tests being in Bahrain in 2021.
If Oscar can drive a Mclaren with a poor front end as fast as Lando, I’ll be very happy.
https://apple.news/AYP5PEFjOQB-kqQ5k5rVsuwNorris reckons the team’s chances of securing best of the rest were hurt by a car that doesn’t have enough front end grip.
“It’s just our car,” he told Sky Sports, “the characteristics of the car. The things we struggled with, the car doesn’t have enough front. For me all I need is front. I don’t need rear tyres.
“But when I have front we can be quick.
“As soon as we destroy the front tyres, we were seconds off, of half a second, or one second off. So it’s just the characteristic that the car relies on too much.
“But we know all of this. We’ve known it, it’s just been something we’ve had for years sadly and it’s our job to get rid of that for next season.”
So does every other backmarker-esque midfield team . It's not an excuse to be so far behind a teammate though. I would hope Piastri can be close to Norris. F1s new talent pool is looking a bit barren outside of the likes of norris, ver, lec, russ.
And yet, Alonso, Carlos, and Lando were able to around those quirks I guess they either worked harder, are better drivers, or just more adaptable