Well yes, Mercedes Benz again, always a reason why they can’t win, if somebody comes with something better, they take the easy way out, judge by your self’s. Below are the comments from Mercedes Benz, are they for real?
Mercedes have revealed that they could have pulled out of F1, had it not been for the new engine regulations.
Professor Dr Thomas Weber told BBC sport “The key challenge for the future is fuel economy and efficiency and with the change in regulations F1 is the spearhead for development.”
“We had at different times the challenge to discuss F1 with the (Daimler) supervisory board. We had hard discussions. And it was always – and even more so when it came to the later years – harder to explain why we were using naturally aspirated engines.”
“Now with these new regulations I can clearly convince the supervisory board that the (F1 team) are doing exactly what we need – downsizing, direct injection, lightweight construction, fuel efficiency on the highest possible level, new technologies and combining a combustion engine with an e-motor hybrid.”
And what about BMW, they claim they are the driver’s car, but could never make anything work in an F1, so how can they claim they are the driver’s car, please do not make me laugh. If you, yes you “BMW” make that statement, then show us in the top racing sport which is F1, but you failed and left with your tail between your legs. “Shame on you”
McLaren’s turn, need more excuses? You lost for 4 years in a row, they have a chance to do something, but they worry about making statements, and yes trying to make things difficult for others, I taught this is the way out for the weak ones.
McLaren, Red Bull in legal dispute over aero expert
LONDON – McLaren consulted their lawyers on Wednesday after Formula One champions Red Bull announced the appointment of an aerodynamics expert their rivals said was contracted to them.
Red Bull said Dan Fallows has been appointed head of aerodynamics, replacing McLaren-bound Peter Prodromou who is now on ‘gardening leave’.
The statement drew a swift response from McLaren, who announced at their car launch in January that Fallows had joined along with Prodromou. “Dan Fallows has a legally binding contract with McLaren, and the matter is now in the hands of our lawyers,” said a spokesman for the Working team.
Red Bull said Fallows had left them last year after working as aerodynamics team leader but had returned and was starting his new job with immediate effect.
McLaren announced last October that Prodromou would be joining them but Red Bull, constructors’ champions for the past four years, were determined to hold the much sought-after Briton to his contract.
They did not say when his leave would formally end.
Prodromou was McLaren’s head of aerodynamics until 2006, having joined that team in 1991, when he followed Adrian Newey to Red Bull.
McLaren have changed their leadership since Fallows agreed to join, with Ron Dennis retaking overall control and Eric Boullier appointed racing director in place of departed Principal Martin Whitmarsh.
The team started the season with a second and third place in Australia for Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button, pending an appeal by Red Bull who had Australian Daniel Ricciardo disqualified.
Red Bull have won the last four constructors’ and drivers’ championships, with Sebastian Vettel triumphant in the last nine races of 2013, but have started the season chasing dominant Mercedes.
McLaren failed to finish on the podium last year.
I been following F1 for longer then the majority of the F1 paddock today, not only that I have been to many tracks worldwide since I was 8, I saw the great drivers drive all over the world.
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Johnny servoz-Gavin, Jack Brahbam, Pedro Rodriguez, James Hunt, Jackie Ickx, Jochen Rindt, Francois Cevert, Henry Pescarolo, Chris Amon, Peter Revson, Piers courage, and many others, does where F1 Drivers, they knew the risk, they raced for the passion of it. In my opinion, the greatest driver of this generation are Ayton Senna, Michael schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, all others come after.
This is my humble opinion.
Almost all Drivers today, if they do not win they always have a reason, but it’s never them. Particularly, Nico Rosberg, Luis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Why don’t you stop talking about Vettel, and worry about you and your machinery, would it be that you are not good enough? Could it be that they cannot set up the car properly? It makes you look ignorant.
Right now Mercedes Benz has the most powerful engine on F1, take advantage and see if you can win the championship. Renault is not born yesterday, they know how to build engines and they have a huge record doing so.
I love F1, Let the war begin.
I leave you with this.
Photos courtesy of Renault F1