[ 2020 ] Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

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MCL35 does not have the ride quality over bumps like Redbull, AT, RP and Renault. This has been one of the issues McLaren have been trying to fix since last season. I also feel they failed to arrive at an optimal the ride height. Hopefully overnight they will do some changes to improve the car before FP3.
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Emag wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Yeah I tend to jinx stuff hard when I expect good performances. Sorry guys, am taking the blame for this one :P
LOL. you can make up for this by telling us how disastrous next weekend in Abu Dhabi is going to be! :P

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The old wind problem had come up again #-o
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... AmRjs.html
Just a fan's point of view

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CjC wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:24 am
The old wind problem had come up again #-o
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... AmRjs.html
I'm never sure if that hasn't become the "catch-all" reason. But if it is the case, today and tomorrow can change again, so hopefully it will be resolved.
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I feel like we have that car for the slow end of Q3 now, and hopefully there might be room for a surprise in there.
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mwillems wrote:I feel like we have that car for the slow end of Q3 now, and hopefully there might be room for a surprise in there.
At least there isn’t a big pace disparity as yesterday... The Renault’s look very fast though and will probably qualify ahead of us.

It’s going to be tricky and I hope Mclaren is going for a setup that even when not optimal for qualifying, it will protect the tires for the race, that was key for the result last weekend.


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Two words, tow and traffic, will decide qualifying today.
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A little better today, hopefully they manage to extract a little more for quali.

If they lose points, it better be mostly against Renault. And it seems like AlphaTauri is in the mix to take some points as well, so it might not turn out to be that disastrous in terms of points even if they struggle a bit on the race.

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Considering we have a 17 point lead over RP and a 27 Point lead over Renault we don't really need to be in front of them. As long as we gather at least enough points to make us keep a single point in difference in the final constructors table then the year is successful.

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Emag wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:32 pm
A little better today, hopefully they manage to extract a little more for quali.

If they lose points, it better be mostly against Renault. And it seems like AlphaTauri is in the mix to take some points as well, so it might not turn out to be that disastrous in terms of points even if they struggle a bit on the race.
Hopefully. I do think Renault and RP are ahead. And we might be fighting with Gasly. But even if we start 11th and 12th then I'd not be too upset.

This track should offer overtaking, so fresh tyres and a free strategy choice would be good. I would be less concerned about qualy as we usually are.
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It’s going to be close in the midfield, many factors could decide 4-14. A good quali will pay off at the start where I would expect some clashes in the midfield on the first lap.

Race pace & strategy are going to be really important factors tomorrow, with the high degradation and possibility to overtake

Best of luck to the team, tomorrow should be entertaining what ever happens, really looking forward to it

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Aside from all the strategy, one of the biggest threats to Mclaren's 3rd place spot is Stroll ending his poor form and placing the car where it deserves to be come the end of the race, in all my thoughts about Mclaren v RP, I feel like I've assumed that his form will continue. Because they can easily get 22+ points in a race if they both finish where they should do.
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Having a clean way of getting through q1 is the overriding priority. So easy to get your runs compromised. I’m also less bothered about Q3 on this track. Opposing strat and good tire conservation can really pay dividends here. Set the car up to be on the slippery side on the straights should aid overtaking as long as you don’t compromise tire wear

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With what we have seen so far, this weekend it's gonna be all about damage limitation for the last race. They might surprise us on quali, but realistically speaking, it is going to be tough.

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Emag wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:28 pm
With what we have seen so far, this weekend it's gonna be all about damage limitation for the last race. They might surprise us on quali, but realistically speaking, it is going to be tough.
Yes. Perez also has a fresh engine on a track full of straights too, now I think about it.

OK this really is a big weekend.
Hopefully luck falls our way or they manage to strap some rockets on to the car.
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