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Nico
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#2911

Posted 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't be surprised if Alonso left McLaren right after the Indy 500, regardless of his result there. They kept Button on the team for a reason. Some people believe that he won't complete another full season in such bad conditions. His contract ends this year anyways, and I definitely don't see McLaren renewing him. They need those 40 millions that are wasted on his salary.

On a sidenote, Sauber just confirmed that they will use Honda engines from 2018. I hope Honda can work on their engines better with a team that doesn't have the urge of winning as soon as possible.

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#2912

Posted 3 weeks ago

Didn't see all the race as it clashed with the football, but that look Alonso gave the car... it stopped short of flicking it the middle fingers.

 

It's shame that Mclaren don't have a bit more money to develop their own power plants instead of using a supplier, or at least prop up Ricardo who make their road car engines to develop an F1 engine.


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#2913

Posted 3 weeks ago

I don't know too much about Ricardo, but if a giant corporation like Honda -who invested millions in this project- is struggling to make their power units reliable, there's virtually no chance for an independent outsider like Ricardo to have any kind of success with an hybrid V6 engine for F1. If the engines were simpler and less restricted by the normative, they may probably have had a chance.

I would like to believe that Honda will make double the progress working with two separate teams, and they may probably expand their market share -of F1 engines- in the future with Red Bull. Renault is slowly making improvements as well, and I can see them giving less privileges to the Austrian team once they become competitive with their factory team.

Talking about Renault, I still fail to understand how they renewed Palmer. I could understand that decision last year when they had no major aspirations since they had to use recycled Lotus material, but supposedly this season is the start of a major project. Unless Palmer is giving them tons of money, I don't see any reason for him to stay in there.

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#2914

Posted 3 weeks ago

I'm a little surprised that Bottas won, but once again, it's revealing just how hard the cars are struggling behind each other. Good for Bottas, though, he got the start and he made it count.

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#2915

Posted 3 weeks ago

Gotta love the middle finger that Vettel put up as he passed Massa bahaha.


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#2916

Posted 3 weeks ago

Speaking of Massa, what a season he's having so far. I think these new cars have really seperated the experienced and more skilled drivers from the ones who still have some improving to do. If you look at teams like Williams and Renault who have one experienced driver and one newer driver, there has been a massive difference in performance between the two. Massa and Hulkenberg have been consistently better than Stroll and Palmer and I think they will totally dominate their teammates this year.





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