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McLaren return to Indy 500 in 2019 with Alonso


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#651 SparkPlug86

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 14:43

Silly questions:

 

If McLaren decide to run it back and make a more serious effort to race the Indy 500 in 2020;

- should they field two cars instead of one? Yes

- would Button would be a good choice for one of their cars? No, he has no interest in Indy and is focused on his own racing team

- would it make sense to have either Sainz or Norris in the other car? No, they need to focus on F1

- do we assume Alonso will have another go? Yes, probably the sole reason they are doing it again

- could they also try to race the Indy GP? I'd like to see it because it s Indy, it's McLaren, it's publicity in the US and a "soft opening" for the real thing in terms of getting the team to work as a more well oiled machine. Probably a good idea to dial operations etc

 

Be nice.

 

Edit - Maybe not for Alonso... https://www.gpfans.c...aren-part-ways/


Edited by SparkPlug86, 05 July 2019 - 14:46.


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#652 Henri Greuter

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 14:47

Including Sergio Perez?
 
Especially Sergio Perez!




What about Kovallainen and/or Stoffel?

#653 DeKnyff

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 14:48

“Parting on amicable terms” is a first for Fred...

Funny to hear that about one of the extremely rare drivers in the sport who, in modern times, has been rehired twice by major teams that he had previously left. But, hey, obviously never let the truth get in the way of a good story.



#654 jonpollak

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 22:18

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#655 Rodaknee

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 22:40

According to one site "....Alonso is still classed as a brand ambassador..." and "...it's understood that no joint projects are currently planned..."

 

https://www.motorspo...ndy-500-debacle



#656 FLB

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 22:49

What the.... is going on, here? 



#657 jonpollak

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 23:08

I know right?
Schitt show as usual.
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#658 loki

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 00:17

What the.... is going on, here? 

He's a "brand ambassador" they aren't going to use him to test the F1 cars or for an Indycar effort.  They said they were supportive of him getting other rides.  That info comes direct from McLaren PR.  Notice Brown said they "had a strong contractural relationship".  He didn't say what that relationship was.



#659 Loosenut

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:13

I think this has been put out there as a distraction to news that The Beatles have split up..



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#660 PedroDiCasttro

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 13:07

Well, if it happens it could mean that he's found a drive at F1 after the summer break. Couldn't it?



#661 Sestre

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 13:13

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Very sad.

#662 jonpollak

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 13:26

In the words of Mario Andretti (and taken completely out of context). “This too is racing”.

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#663 Nathan

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 15:04

Where can I buy shares in the Autosport 2020 Dakar thread?



#664 string158

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 16:39

Well, if it happens it could mean that he's found a drive at F1 after the summer break. Couldn't it?

 

 

could be a Redbull seat available....  :stoned:



#665 Henri Greuter

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 16:59

could be a Redbull seat available....  :stoned:

 

 

Karma Fernando, Karma..... (He's familiar with that word)

 

Red Bull would be stupid to hire him and all the distraction he brings that might eventually be at the expense of Max and his chances to win one or more races this year.



#666 Beamer

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 18:13

Well, if it happens it could mean that he's found a drive at F1 after the summer break. Couldn't it?


It could, but it could also be that they suddenly remembered, through sainz and Norris, that it is actually possible to have a positive, healthy working relationship with drivers that actually give constructive feedback on the car, leading to engineers actually working with good morale and teamspirit and ending up on at the front of the midfield.

But there could of course also be a f1 team that's had enough of all that and decided its time to spice things up and hired alonso.

#667 jstrains

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 18:15

Why? He would have nothing to lose against Max and if Max beats him, he is better...



#668 Beamer

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 18:21

Why? He would have nothing to lose against Max and if Max beats him, he is better...


Nobody says alo would have something to lose

#669 loki

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 18:27

Where can I buy shares in the Autosport 2020 Dakar thread?

That would be entertaining.  Were he serious about Dakar he'd be at Silk Way this week.  He's not.



#670 AustinF1

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 20:05

Well, if it happens it could mean that he's found a drive at F1 after the summer break. Couldn't it?

Welp, Alonso did say he has 8 races remaining this year. It's just a matter of which 8 he's talking about, I guess. Monza starts the final 8 GPs of 2019.



#671 AustinF1

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 20:07

It could, but it could also be that they suddenly remembered, through sainz and Norris, that it is actually possible to have a positive, healthy working relationship with drivers that actually give constructive feedback on the car, leading to engineers actually working with good morale and teamspirit and ending up on at the front of the midfield.

But there could of course also be a f1 team that's had enough of all that and decided its time to spice things up and hired alonso.

Lulz. Which drivers do you think gave the feedback that helped this car to the front of the midfield?


Edited by AustinF1, 06 July 2019 - 20:16.


#672 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 20:08

Well, if it happens it could mean that he's found a drive at F1 after the summer break. Couldn't it?

 

Alonso to replace Kubica at Williams. Brings Kimoa sponsorship.



#673 Beamer

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 20:46

Lulz. Which drivers do you think gave the feedback that helped this car to the front of the midfield?


Norris or Sainz?


Defenitely not the driver that had to give the feedback in 2017 (or 16, or 15) as input for the absolute worst mcl chassis ever of 2018.....

#674 AustinF1

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 20:49

Norris or Sainz?


Defenitely not the driver that had to give the feedback in 2017 (or 16, or 15) as input for the absolute worst mcl chassis ever of 2018.....

The car was designed and built well last year, when the team had stopped developing the 2018 car & Alonso and Stof were spending lots of time testing parts the team openly admitted were being run for the 2019 car. Hard to believe this is something that actually has to be explained here.



#675 KevR

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:00

Alonso to replace Kubica at Williams. Brings Kimoa sponsorship.


He's itching to get that ride. It would suit very well his career path looking at the kind of seats he's been getting over the years.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:16

He's itching to get that ride. It would suit very well his career path looking at the kind of seats he's been getting over the years.

 

Williams could do with those 6 tenths too.



#677 AustinF1

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:19

Williams could do with those 6 tenths too.

6 tenths of a bazillion dollars...



#678 r4mses

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:49

Williams could do with those 6 tenths too.

 

six tenths plus that second they lose due to their pride and shitty gearbox...  :rolleyes:



#679 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:56

6 tenths of a bazillion dollars...

 

Kimoa must be doing a lot better than I thought.



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#680 AustinF1

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 22:00

Kimoa must be doing a lot better than I thought.

I doubt it's doing that well. What I mean to say is that what Williams needs is $$$$$.



#681 Atreiu

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 05:05

“Parting on amicable terms” is a first for Fred...


Paraphrasing some lost movie, it’s funny because it’s true.

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 06:55

Some said, Alonso to Ferrari,... 



#683 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:52

Norris or Sainz?


Defenitely not the driver that had to give the feedback in 2017 (or 16, or 15) as input for the absolute worst mcl chassis ever of 2018.....

 

Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne deserve a "lot of credit" for helping McLaren develop a much better Formula 1 car this year, says its new team boss Andreas Seidl.
Although both drivers endured frustrations with McLaren's lack of competiveness over recent years, Seidl thinks that the job they did in steering the team down the right development path has been hugely important.

 

"I think no one expected it inside the team, after finishing the [2018] season as the ninth fastest car to make such a step," said Seidl, when asked by Autosport if he had been expecting such a step forward.
"It simply shows that a lot of the changes that were triggered last year are paying off.
"The team did a good job in bringing this year's car on track. They understood a lot after the input of the drivers from last year, and we should pay a lot of credit to Fernando and Stoffel, pointing out what the weaknesses were and what direction we needed to develop the car.

"That all pays off now."

 
https://www.autospor...or-2019-mclaren

Edited by KnucklesAgain, 07 July 2019 - 09:56.


#684 AustinF1

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 13:59

Some said, Alonso to Ferrari,... 

Go on...



#685 AustinF1

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 14:01

Geri Halliwell (Horner's better half) has chimed in on finding a replacement for Gasly...

 

 

Driver Carousel: Red Bull seeks successor to Unsuccessful Gasly

Ironically Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, wife of Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, came on the live TV show Sport and Talk from Hangar-7 with an original proposal in search of a possible replacement for the unsuccessful Pierre Gasly: ​​" You should bring back the greats of the past - Alonso, for example. "

(Google translation)

https://sport.oe24.a...lonso/387487122


Edited by AustinF1, 07 July 2019 - 14:01.


#686 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 14:30

Geri Halliwell (Horner's better half) has chimed in on finding a replacement for Gasly...
 
(Google translation)
https://sport.oe24.a...lonso/387487122


Hahahaha!! :rofl:



#687 Eruobodo

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 15:06

Geri Halliwell (Horner's better half) has chimed in on finding a replacement for Gasly...

 

(Google translation)

https://sport.oe24.a...lonso/387487122

In Lavar Ball's voice she should STAY IN HER LANE, sorry could not resist.