mwillems wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:15 pm
proteus wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:37 pm
max_speed wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:33 pm
mclaren hardcore fans will never settle for mediocre performance. we are not expecting to put the car in top 5 but going by the standard we should have been closer to renault and should have taken 6th spot. Drivers should put the car where it belongs, that is what top drivers do.
Send them a letter with your demands. Im sure they will get their act together because of it.
Even worse, a Howler like in Harry Potter.
Pretty decent day today, not as great is we'd like, but certainly not bad. In race pace we will naturally be faster and I think we can push for a P6 on merit and given some luck, maybe a bit more. Hopefully we will stay out of trouble tomorrow and make the right strategy calls.
However, I will repeat myself once more, Carlos is not a team leader, he is not a bad driver at all, but he is not a strong driver and will need to be replaced either next season or the season after. Too many times he makes a small misjudgement with a larger cost. However, he is great value for money and good enough to give us some good results whilst we take the massive savings on salary and develop the car.
Sorry but what a load of bs... What Carlos is proving is great consistency. Maybe you´re confusing his bad luck if first GPs with poor perfomance. Big mistake my friend
small misjudgement with larger cost.... What cost? In qualifying Renault was faster, not sure about the reason but it´s pretty obvious, so McLaren normal place was 9th and 10th, or 8th and 9th after Verstappen disaster. And that´s what they did, 8th and 9th. So, what cost are you talking about?
In qualifying I also thought what a big mistake to not complete a lap, but further analysis made me realize that was the perfect situation to take risks. Thanks to Magnussen crash they had guarateed 8th and 9th places, so they could only win some more if beating some Renault, but once both cars were in Q3 they could loose nothing at all (8th and 9th anycase)
So he tried his best to beat a car wich was a bit faster because he could loose nothing. He failed, but lost nothing. That´s exactly the only situation I can think about where a F1 driver can take more risks than usual, when it´s a situation with nothing to loose, but some place to win if he manage to do a perfect lap
To me that´s showing maturity, he perfectly knows when he can take some risks, and when he shouldn´t