Moderator: Captain Ned
JustAnEngineer wrote:That wasn't an auspicious start for McLaren-Honda.
Captain Ned wrote:Sorry lads, looks like it's no more.
lonleyppl wrote:I'm excited to see how McLaren develops. Their pace wasn't exactly impressive, but they've seen some big reliability gains (they finished! unlike 1/2 the Renault cars...) while also gaining pace. Judging by Kvyat and Riccardio's little spat, RBR isn't the happiest place to be either...
I'm also excited to see someone challenge Mercedes. I'm not sure how long Ferrari will keep it up, but I've been pleasantly surprised this season.
lonleyppl wrote:I don't think McLaren will be winning any races this year, but I think they'll be in the points soon. Button and Alonso are excellent drivers, and no matter how bad they are in qualifying, they'll soon be ahead of RBR and possibly Toro Rosso, due to engine swap rules.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Other than crashing into the back of Maldonado's Lotus while trying to overtake, Button has been faster than Alonso all year. While acknowledging that the motor is down on horsepower and reliability, He's said repeatedly that the McLaren chassis rides and handles well.
notfred wrote:On the FIA website for each GP they post the technical reports which contain the PU useage.
Go to http://www.fia.com/events/formula-1-wor ... ampionship
On the "Show Menu" box select "Races Calendar" and then click on a race that has happened (or is in progress) e.g. for now Spain. On that GP screen select "Event & Timing Information" and marvel at the wealth of data that is hard to find but fascinating for racing nerds.
In this case you need the "Technical Reports" section, starting with doc 3, then updated as the race weekend went on and teams changed bits by docs 7,11 and 19. I also like looking at the "Stewards Decisions" section as they will often clear up "will be examined by the stewards after the race" announcements and gives some insight in to why penalties were and were not awarded.