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Old 03-17-2009, 11:46 AM
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McLaren admits lack of pace

It seems that the McLaren boys are having a hard time getting the design right this year but...there is another Mercedes powered team who is topping the charts! Brown GP believe it or not! It seems that Brown was smart enough to realize that in order to get the team competitive they have to abandon developing the slow car they had in 2007/2008 and actually start developing the 2009 car before everybody else starting in year 2007 and it actually shows in the testing. Too bad for Honda that they didn't believe that.


http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2009/...-lack-of-pace/
http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2009/...ffuser-add-on/
http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2009/...test-at-jerez/
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:36 PM
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yeah, i figure mclaren will have to spend the first few race weeks catching up being that they spent virtually all their resources getting lewis the win last year and very little on 09/10 development.

its refreshing to see a team like brawn gp doing so well in testing.
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There's something fishy about Brawn, but anyway, this weekend we'll see if those numbers lead to results.

On McLaren, ahh, this is not good. I'm not sure Lewis is at the point of his career where he can 'build' a car, so it seems tricky. Playing catch up is never good, but realibility will be key for him so long as the current points system stands. You don't want to be climbing a mountain after the first 3 races. Lets see qualifying times before we judge, Lewis won Melbourne last year and had a grand finale in Brazil so it'd be disappointing not to start on that same wave.


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There's something fishy about Brawn, but anyway, this weekend we'll see if those numbers lead to results.

On McLaren, ahh, this is not good. I'm not sure Lewis is at the point of his career where he can 'build' a car, so it seems tricky. Playing catch up is never good, but realibility will be key for him so long as the current points system stands. You don't want to be climbing a mountain after the first 3 races. Lets see qualifying times before we judge, Lewis won Melbourne last year and had a grand finale in Brazil so it'd be disappointing not to start on that same wave.


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This could be the point where they regret letting Alonso go, he did a great job developing and setting up the 2007 and essentially the 2008 car (since both cars were based on the same chassis). Heikki Kovalainen did a great job developing and testing the Renault car when he was supporting Alonso as a test driver at Renault, he has the experience to help the team out - hopefully. I also think he is a great driver he just wasn't given the chance to prove his talents at McLaren.
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