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OT: The struggles of McLaren-Honda

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 27, 2017

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    Another sign of Orange?

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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 27, 2017

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    I really, really hope so... I actually have a lot of faith in the team now that Zac Brown is involved, he's signing sponsors left and right, making the company far more accessible, listening to fans, and he is a fan himself.
     
  3. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 27, 2017

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    They're teasing the orange again on twitter... posting pics of the various cars in for service including the orange test livery car.

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  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 30, 2017

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    And again, the bike on the left in the first pic is a black and papaya orange livery while the second shot has the papaya orange car in the background, if it looks like that orange/black bike I'll be happy. Since the Zak Brown takeover their social media people have been vastly better, its almost like everything the sponsors like TAG Heuer used to find wrong with McLaren under Ron Dennis' leadership they're actually now fixing.

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  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 3, 2017

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    ...and a new name. It won't be the MP4-32 (Marlboro Project 4), it's the MCL32
     
  6. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 3, 2017

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    http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-drops-mp4-from-new-f1-car-name-870888/
    Very interesting, going through the efforts of presenting a whole brand new image.
    I really hope this becomes a true rebirth and that they can leave all their recent troubles behind. They've certainly gone through enough grief already.
     
  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2017

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    Looks like the new McLaren livery might have leaked early from a design agency linked to Codemasters, developers of the F1 2017 game. They posted them on twitter without mentioning the make but the black with papaya orange is pretty hard to miss, as are the blacked out Enkei wheels which are exclusive to McLaren.

    If its real, and it certainly is looking that way its also the first real look at the 2017 cars

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  8. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 15, 2017

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    Those pictures make it look menacing. Tuned in for the official release!
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 15, 2017

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  10. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 9, 2017

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    Nope! The struggles are back :(

    "Fernando Alonso has pinned the blame for McLaren's 2017 trouble on Honda, saying its new Formula 1 engine has no power and no reliability."

    "There is no reliability and there is no power. We are 30km/h down on the straight, every straight.

    "So when you are 30km/h down on every straight it is difficult to have a feeling on the car.

    "Everything feels good, but when you arrive to normal speed you don't know what is going to happen."


    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/128416/alonso-honda-has-no-power-no-reliability
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 9, 2017

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    I really feel sorry for all these guys. Can't seem to catch a break.
     
  12. Big Adam

    Big Adam Mar 9, 2017

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    McLaren broke the 1:22 barrier this morning....................and then broke down.
    ::facepalm2::
     
  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 10, 2017

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    Another two breakdowns today for Alonso... how can Honda screw up this badly

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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 11, 2017

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    Depressing. They seem to be right back where they started...
     
  15. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Mar 11, 2017

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    I've got a 2litre 4pot Honda engine available to borrow., only 240 brake but never broke down yet. (goes and touches wood now.)
     
  16. Big Adam

    Big Adam Mar 12, 2017

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    Unlikely to be needed. After analysing the Barcelona data, the experts at McLaren have identified the modification which gives them a consistent 1.5sec improvement in their lap speed.













    They stick it on the back of the recovery truck.
     
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  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 12, 2017

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    Ouch.
     
  18. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 19, 2017

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    Honda reckon now they've fixed the known reliabilty issues for Melbourne and McLaren reckon they've got chassis upgrades that amount to almost a whole new car that should be worth +1 second per lap, I guess we'll see if they're both telling the truth or not this week.
     
  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 19, 2017

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    Wasn't it meant to be a vibration issue that was shaking loose other components?

    Fingers crossed.
     
  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 30, 2017

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    Rumours that Alonso will head back to Renault...I can't see him staying at McLaren
     
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