2019 Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

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SmallSoldier wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Darth-Piekus wrote:I was wrong. We seem to be able to hold that 9th after all. Or not?We shal see.
Well... Right now Stroll is lapping about half a second faster than Sainz... But, Sainz could be just saving the tires for when he might actually need it... The gap (4 seconds) seems to have stabilized a little bit in the last couple of laps.


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I think it's mostly traffic. One lap the gap is 7s then next lap after Sainz let through Vettel and Hamilton the gap fell to 5s.

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Where are all those HAAS and Torro Rosso are faster then McLaren now?

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FittingMechanics wrote:
SmallSoldier wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Darth-Piekus wrote:I was wrong. We seem to be able to hold that 9th after all. Or not?We shal see.
Well... Right now Stroll is lapping about half a second faster than Sainz... But, Sainz could be just saving the tires for when he might actually need it... The gap (4 seconds) seems to have stabilized a little bit in the last couple of laps.


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I think it's mostly traffic. One lap the gap is 7s then next lap after Sainz let through Vettel and Hamilton the gap fell to 5s.
Well... The gap is no 1.5 seconds... 9 laps to hold into it!


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Mclaren did a mistake in their strategy today and we will pay it. I hope I am wrong and its just tire management. We need those points badly.
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We will have a battle with Stroll soon.

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5 LAPS TO GO. We have a battle.

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chrisgr wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Mclaren did a mistake in their strategy today and we will pay it. I hope I am wrong and its just tire management. We need those points badly.
They had to pit, they had overheating brakes caused by debris

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Darth-Piekus wrote:We will have a battle with Stroll soon.
It’s ongoing!

Stroll in within DRS and pretty close to make the move the last lap...

It will be hard to hold the position.


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charliesmithhd wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:36 pm
chrisgr wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Mclaren did a mistake in their strategy today and we will pay it. I hope I am wrong and its just tire management. We need those points badly.
They had to pit, they had overheating brakes caused by debris
you are correct. my bad.

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Well...

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And we are out of the points... Both Stroll and Kvyat went through...

Guess the strategy could have been more aggressive when we had a chance to pit and come out in front of Kvyat and ensure 10th place.


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Well I suppose no points this time. It's a pity since we were showing signs of being best of the rest all weekend. Still though I still think we are 4th.
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SmallSoldier wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:40 pm
And we are out of the points... Both Stroll and Kvyat went through...

Guess the strategy could have been more aggressive when we had a chance to pit and come out in front of Kvyat and ensure 10th place.


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I don't think they could have done anything different. If they stopped for a second time, they'd never get close to P10. Just look at Stroll how long it took for him to catch 7s to Sainz.

A real shame, blocked brake duct lost us probably P8 or so. Norris could have got a similar result as well.

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Nothing wrong with the strategy. That forced early stop meant it was always going to be a big ask. Just ran out of tyres. On the plus side, pace was really good, made a lot of overtakes. Shame, it's a missed opportunity.

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Xero wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Nothing wrong with the strategy. That forced early stop meant it was always going to be a big ask. Just ran out of tyres. On the plus side, pace was really good, made a lot of overtakes. Shame, it's a missed opportunity.
Yeah, 67 laps on hard tires was way too much, but they couldn't have done anything different.