2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by Lucky » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:39 am

dren wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Thunder wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 am
https://www.thisisf1.com/2017/11/27/pet ... n-2018-f1/

“We have signed two sponsors that we haven’t announced yet so I think people can expect to see more great brands on the McLaren race car next year.”
I heard Tampax is one of them.
Tampax disgracefully retired to Toro Rosso

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by proteus » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:20 am

Xero wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:26 pm
The Santander UK deal was primarily with Button and Hamilton, hence why it has ended now Jenson has officially left the team. The original Spanish Santander deal, which Ferrari are losing, was linked to Alonso. Hopefully the UK deal is making way for a new Spanish one? Probably not looking at Santanders new huge Champions League sponsorship deal.
I came across the info that Santander has pulled out of F1 completely. They wont sponsor no teams and not even racing venues.
If i would get the money to start my own F1 team, i would revive Arrows

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by Craigy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:50 pm

proteus wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:20 am
Xero wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:26 pm
The Santander UK deal was primarily with Button and Hamilton, hence why it has ended now Jenson has officially left the team. The original Spanish Santander deal, which Ferrari are losing, was linked to Alonso. Hopefully the UK deal is making way for a new Spanish one? Probably not looking at Santanders new huge Champions League sponsorship deal.
I came across the info that Santander has pulled out of F1 completely. They wont sponsor no teams and not even racing venues.
Who is the title sponsor of the 2018 F1 British GP?
Hmm.

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by mclaren111 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 pm

Prost: 'Vandoorne on the same level as Alonso, or even better!'

Let's hope he's right and Stoffel performs great in 2018

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by RedNEO » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:40 pm

mclaren111 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Prost: 'Vandoorne on the same level as Alonso, or even better!'

Let's hope he's right and Stoffel performs great in 2018
Lol Prost is smoking some erbs, Alonso blitzed stoffel, especially in qualifying and despite having way more failures still finished ahead on points but stoffel still had a good season for a rookie.

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by RedNEO » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:45 pm

I really hope Renault manage to get reliability sorted because they have a strong engine. I heard around November they were 90% complete on reliablity for 2018 so that’s good. Fingers crossed McLaren hit the ground running in testing for the first time in 3 years!

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by bonjon1979 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:56 pm

Xero wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:26 pm
The Santander UK deal was primarily with Button and Hamilton, hence why it has ended now Jenson has officially left the team. The original Spanish Santander deal, which Ferrari are losing, was linked to Alonso. Hopefully the UK deal is making way for a new Spanish one? Probably not looking at Santanders new huge Champions League sponsorship deal.
Santander joined Mclaren when Alonso did and then they followed him to Ferrari. Button joined well after Santander.

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by adrianjordan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:05 pm

bonjon1979 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:56 pm
Xero wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:26 pm
The Santander UK deal was primarily with Button and Hamilton, hence why it has ended now Jenson has officially left the team. The original Spanish Santander deal, which Ferrari are losing, was linked to Alonso. Hopefully the UK deal is making way for a new Spanish one? Probably not looking at Santanders new huge Champions League sponsorship deal.
Santander joined Mclaren when Alonso did and then they followed him to Ferrari. Button joined well after Santander.
Yes, but Hamilton was still there. They used Button even more when he joined as he seemed happier to do publicity stuff. But Hamilton, and later, Button were a big part of Santander establishing themselves in the UK when they bought the old Abbey National.
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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by Manoah2u » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:39 pm

mclaren111 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Prost: 'Vandoorne on the same level as Alonso, or even better!'
i've unfortunately noticed Prost recently has been saying a lot of things that make no sense.
I haven't either forgotten his 'Prost GP' stint that was well.....almost embarassing to be honest.
Not MasterCard Lola or USGP embarassing, but still.....

I have the feeling Renault is trying to emulate Mercedes' success by copying the format of an old wise head to 'steer' things in the right direction, but i don't think it's working any way that Mercedes has it going - which i must say, is really a place of cohesion and things fitting together perfectly.

Ferrari seems like a place of internal 'competition' and ego's.

Only RedBull and Mercedes seem to have that perfect working condition. Well, perhaps Haas and Force India do too, but RB and Merc stand out.

as for Mclaren, i still maintain Eric Bouillier should go. He's bland af and just not the man for the job. Zak Brown has been a positive replacement of Ron Dennis imho though we'll have to see results first. He reminds me of Whitmarsh, which i think is still a shame is gone. I think Zak Brown - Whitmarsh would do pretty good. I just get nothing from Bouillier.

Actually, i wonder if Jenson Button wouldn't be a good replacement of Bouillier. He's a real happy friendly guy whose personality in itself motivates people, is a real Playboy and character which F1 needs (i still miss Vijay Mallya's previous presence and i can't help but miss Briatore in F1), i'm just not sure if he's able to be fully committed to the requirements the job has - JB is a competetive sportsman, not really a corporate 'businessman' imho, but then again, that could be his strength.
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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by the EDGE » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:35 pm

Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:39 pm
mclaren111 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Prost: 'Vandoorne on the same level as Alonso, or even better!'
i've unfortunately noticed Prost recently has been saying a lot of things that make no sense.
I haven't either forgotten his 'Prost GP' stint that was well.....almost embarassing to be honest.
Not MasterCard Lola or USGP embarassing, but still.....

I have the feeling Renault is trying to emulate Mercedes' success by copying the format of an old wise head to 'steer' things in the right direction, but i don't think it's working any way that Mercedes has it going - which i must say, is really a place of cohesion and things fitting together perfectly.

Ferrari seems like a place of internal 'competition' and ego's.

Only RedBull and Mercedes seem to have that perfect working condition. Well, perhaps Haas and Force India do too, but RB and Merc stand out.

as for Mclaren, i still maintain Eric Bouillier should go. He's bland af and just not the man for the job. Zak Brown has been a positive replacement of Ron Dennis imho though we'll have to see results first. He reminds me of Whitmarsh, which i think is still a shame is gone. I think Zak Brown - Whitmarsh would do pretty good. I just get nothing from Bouillier.

Actually, i wonder if Jenson Button wouldn't be a good replacement of Bouillier. He's a real happy friendly guy whose personality in itself motivates people, is a real Playboy and character which F1 needs (i still miss Vijay Mallya's previous presence and i can't help but miss Briatore in F1), i'm just not sure if he's able to be fully committed to the requirements the job has - JB is a competetive sportsman, not really a corporate 'businessman' imho, but then again, that could be his strength.
Boullier seemed to have plenty of flair at Lotus, he does seem a different man at McLaren. That was understandable under Ron but in the current era you’d think his personality would have re-surfaced by now

That said, I if Mclaren were winning I doubt you’d be complaining & until we get some answers about their form compared to RB next year, we have no idea if Eric’s the right man or not

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by marmer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:16 pm

RedNEO wrote:
mclaren111 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Prost: 'Vandoorne on the same level as Alonso, or even better!'

Let's hope he's right and Stoffel performs great in 2018
Lol Prost is smoking some erbs, Alonso blitzed stoffel, especially in qualifying and despite having way more failures still finished ahead on points but stoffel still had a good season for a rookie.
Prost did hit his head recently he was spotted wearing a plaster on his nose so he might be suffering from concussion lol or he has gone mad as a hatter

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by PlatinumZealot » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:30 am

proteus wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:36 pm
dren wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Thunder wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 am
https://www.thisisf1.com/2017/11/27/pet ... n-2018-f1/

“We have signed two sponsors that we haven’t announced yet so I think people can expect to see more great brands on the McLaren race car next year.”
I heard Tampax is one of them.
Money is money, even if it is a "bloody money" :lol:
Gotta stop those Renault engine oil leaks somehow. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by bauc » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:45 am

PlatinumZealot wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:30 am
proteus wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:36 pm
dren wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:24 pm


I heard Tampax is one of them.
Money is money, even if it is a "bloody money" :lol:
Gotta stop those Renault engine oil leaks somehow. :mrgreen:
You nailed it! =D> :mrgreen:
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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by Webber2011 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:37 am

Personally I find these references to Tampax in very bad taste for a Forum with such a high reputation for concentrating the technical side of F1, and totally off topic
I'd expect that on other forums, but not this one

Come on guys, are we giggling school children or adults with a passion for F1 ?

It's going to be a long off season if we need gutter humour to get us through :roll:

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Re: 2018 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

Post by Manoah2u » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:41 am

there's been condom and playboy sponsorships on f1 cars in the past, why make such a fuss about something like that, wow.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.