Mclaren Mercedes 2014

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lio007 wrote:http://thejudge13.com/#Honda%20apologie ... d%20issues

This was a TJ13-joke, wasn't it?
Jokes are funny. The quality of TJ13 has fallen off a cliff in the last few months.

The real Honda press release is here;

http://www.leftlanenews.com/honda-penal ... calls.html
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Gaz. wrote:Jokes are funny. The quality of TJ13 has fallen off a cliff in the last few months.
That blog is a joke since day one.

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Avocado wrote:
Gaz. wrote:Jokes are funny. The quality of TJ13 has fallen off a cliff in the last few months.
That blog is a joke since day one.
Good for laughs though.

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Avocado wrote:
Gaz. wrote:Jokes are funny. The quality of TJ13 has fallen off a cliff in the last few months.
That blog is a joke since day one.
They had their moments in the early part of 2014 when they were clearly well connected to a few people in the pitlane.

Back to the team, are Mclaren allowed to run a Honda PU at the Abu Dhabo test?
Forza Jules

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Gaz. wrote:
Avocado wrote:
Gaz. wrote:Jokes are funny. The quality of TJ13 has fallen off a cliff in the last few months.
That blog is a joke since day one.
They had their moments in the early part of 2014 when they were clearly well connected to a few people in the pitlane.

Back to the team, are Mclaren allowed to run a Honda PU at the Abu Dhabo test?
TJ13 was always a joke. Mclaren are allowed to run a Honda in Abu Dhabi, but it seems like it won't happen.
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Isn't there a quote from McLaren somewhere saying they won't because they would still be contracted to Merc engines then ?

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I thought there were rumours of a hybrid mclaren chassis and honda engine to run in Abu Dhabi? I think Boullier said it himself?
Just a fan's point of view

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I can't find the original source, but our member Matt Sommers has this on his blog:
Matt Somers wrote: In an interview at Suzuka, Ron Dennis has confirmed that the team will use a car designated the MP4-29H, giving the team time to hone the MP4-30 before Melbourne. He also went onto say that out of respect for Mercedes the team wouldn't test the Honda PU at the post Abu Dhabi GP.

http://somersf1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/ ... 4-29h.html

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New design philosophy...new engine...

Not running the new engine is a big price they pay for their "respect". I would rather say it is either not ready or not possible by contract.
Not running the new car in the first tests...urgs...I can not get this in times when every meter counts.
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MP4-30 will have a chance of being the next MP4-18, while the MP4-29H continues. But i don't expect the next season to be anything like 2003 (it will be more like 2014, so why bother with a new car)............

But I think the objective is clear, run the most developed MP4-29 at Yas Marina then beat the times with a MP4-29H a few days later, nothing like starting the winter with some hope after a bleak 2 years.

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There may also be an argument for testing the 29H with the Merc engine if it's a new design philosophy as it will allow them to compare it against the 29 with the same engine. That way when they fit the Honda PU they will have an idea of how much is chassis and how much is PU...if that makes sense. Basically, change 1 variable at a time (okay, I'm aware that the 29H probably has more than just a few variables different from the 29!!).
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According to f1times, Mclaren's budget for 2014 is 190.000.000 Euro, smaller than Red Bull and Mercedes, but bigger than Ferrari.

Source: http://www.f1times.co.uk/news/display/09501

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P15 or 16 on the grid for button... Seems he has to change a gearbox... That's new news?

Last paragraph
http://m.skysports.com/article/formula1//9541593
And
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/116545

Great.
Just a fan's point of view

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With only 18 cars running anyway, I'd be tempted to change the whole PU and start from the pitlane...
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