That's the problem, because of DNFs the McLaren drivers aren't really in the title hunt now, so they'll only be taking points away from Red Bull. The whole time Alonso can just keep finishing 3rd & 4th to win the championship.NathanOlder wrote:still 6 races to go, and who can see anyone other than Mclaren being front runners at all 6 of the next tracks ?
I disagree :] This year he is really competitive - he has outqualified Rosberg on 8 occasions out of 14 this year and if not for unreliability and shoddy pit work he would be way higher up in the standings. Also, it's not yet completely clear if he really caused the accident today, because he has told that he braked earlier than usual and the car didn't decelerate at all. Anyway, we'll see :] Whatever the case, it took a long time but he's really getting back on form and he isn't driving like it is his last season (as in cruising just for driving's sake).stefan_ wrote:Now on MSC - as much as I admire him because I practically grew up with his domination and he is the one that made me follow F1, but I think it would be a wise decision to stop after this year, step aside and let the seat free for someone else.
I wish it were so, but you can guarantee that there'll be further operational cock-ups or mechanical failures. At least Lewis should enjoy driving the car in these final racesNathanOlder wrote:Lewis said he was cruising before he retired. Expect 5 Mclaren wins in the final 6 races.
He isn't. He is not happy at all at the team, and added that he has to perform every single race from now on to get the WDC, will put pressure on him. No offense; on track he is absolutely faultless this year, and I don't think we'll see a blunder from him anytime soon, but enjoying the races?? I think that will not be possible.myurr wrote:I wish it were so, but you can guarantee that there'll be further operational cock-ups or mechanical failures. At least Lewis should enjoy driving the car in these final racesNathanOlder wrote:Lewis said he was cruising before he retired. Expect 5 Mclaren wins in the final 6 races.
what it meant is the the winner and 2nd place has got the biggest point difference, so if any of the driver from Redbull or Mclaren doesnt win regularly, while Alonso continue to finishes in 3 ot 4th, then alonso will have a good chance of winning the championship.NathanOlder wrote:I hate it when people keep saying Red Bull and Mclaren have been taking points from each other. If Mclaren have been taking points from Red Bull..... guess what, that means Mclaren have been taking points off Ferrari.
If RedBull have been taking points from Mclaren..... guess what, that means RedBull have been taking points off Ferrari.
Red Bull have won 4 races, Mclaren 5, Ferrari 3. So Ferrari have been losing points to the others.
It is 100% reliability/Pit work this year that has been better for Ferrari. Mclaren have dipped out with bad pit work earlier in the year and now reliabily in last 2 races. Red Bull have struggled with reliability this year. \throw in Lewis at Valencia and Vettel in Malaysia both losng points through another driver driving into them, its clear to see its not down to |Red Bull & Mclaren taking points from each other.