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McLAREN - WHY ARE THEY IN A MESS?

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Whislt I enjoy F1 (when it's not a boring procession around a track of course) I'm not a petrol head, footballs my game, so maybe you guys who are much more knowledgeable than me can explain this. I thought that alongside Ferrari, McLaren were one of the leading teams, for size of budget, engineering nous, best designers, world class facilties, etc etc etc. So how come they have produced such a dog of a car, that already seems to have Mr Hamilton severley handicapped to challenge this year - or certainly in the early races? If my assumptions above about Mclaren are correct, how come this happenend and a team like Brawn GP, who seem to have been here only a few weeks, albeit rising from the defunct Honda(wow, wasn't their last car a world beater!) seem to have prepared a rocket of a car. How could the senior management of Mclaren let this happen? Is no one in control after Mr Dennis stepped down? In my line of work, if I made such a mess of my budget I'd be so embarrased at the lack of my professional competence to get the job done I'd resign. Can someone explain please...maybe Mr Whitmarsh can reply?

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posted Mar 28, 2009

maybe they didnt have enough spies

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posted Mar 28, 2009

i had to laugh when they were too lazy/mean to copy documents themselves and an honest kid at the local print shop cost them 50 million

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posted Mar 28, 2009

I loves dreads description of Alonso, tis funny and an opinion I can understand even though I think differently, to be calling Alonso this, that and the other is like calling "snow white" an evil ol slappper. ;)

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posted Mar 28, 2009

PROOF that lewis hamilton only won last year because his car was faster than everyone else. Everyone should have the exact same car so it is a fair race. it is pathetic. is jenson better than lewis, who knows? whoever has the fastest car will win. I won't be watching a single race this year as the sport has descended into farce since senna.

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posted Mar 28, 2009

knappstar (U13891716):

It's great to see a your comment here. It suggests that F1 is attracting a new audience.

There are a number of motor racing series you might find more interesting: One of them is called 'A1GP' where drivers have very equal equipment. You might enjoy it.

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posted Mar 28, 2009

formula 1 has always been dominated by either ferrari or maclaren,question is why,cos they have always had money,great ability to come back stronger,so they may be in a state of shock for now,but believe you me,they will come back and when they do,it will surely be with a BIG BANG

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posted Mar 28, 2009

Err no actually. Do you remember Williams when thet made all the rest look silly, and Ferrari were nowhere for years until the Scumacher/Brawn era. Lotus Ring any bells?
Yes they will come back,but don't expect it to be quick. Somewhere along the line they have misread the data on this car and got it wrong.They have made bad cars before, as have all teams,but they can't just catch up, as the other teams will be going away from them.

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posted Mar 28, 2009

Do you really think that a company of their size and stature would officially send an employee down the print shop to knock off a 700 page document ? !
Even the rogue employee in question apparently sent his wife. Nice.

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posted Mar 28, 2009

like sporty said they come back with a Bang anybody remeber 1998 by any chance? Mclaren own'd the whole field by 2 secs a lap if i remeber down to 3rd pedal

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