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End User wrote:Brundle is a wanker:
JustAnEngineer wrote:It was a surreal weekend.
McLaren were "best of the rest" - faster than all but Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.
Both Honda-powered cars finished in the points, including Vandoorne's first point of the season.
Lewis Hamilton honored a deal and yielded a position to his team-mate.
Max Verstappen accepted responsibility and apologized for crashing into someone on the first lap.
These aren't things that we're used to seeing in Formula One in the past few years.
Zak Brown wrote:https://www.yahoo.com/news/divorce-card ... 0--f1.htmlWe need to get more competitive and this weekend showed that we’re just not making any significant progress. How long can you wait before you’ve got upset drivers, upset partners and upset fans? Everyone is hanging in there with us but it can’t go on forever.
Eric Boullier wrote:McLaren-Honda have had more retirements this season than Mercedes, Ferrari, Force India and Red Bull, combined.The talent of our drivers shone and we held on to hope that we would be able to achieve a positive result against the odds this afternoon. Once again, we were left dejected and dissatisfied.
notfred wrote:Rumours are strong that McLaren are going to Renault engines and both drivers will stay with the team, expected to be announced in the next day or so.
Apparently the powers that be want to keep Honda in F1 so Toro Rosso may get Honda engines. I can't see why Honda would stay, their F1 engines have been low power and unreliable, the exact opposite of what they want to portray for the road cars.
Also strong chance that the grid penalties for power units will be done away with very soon after the farce that was the Monza grid. Maybe replaced by something like loss of Constructor's Championship points or fines to the teams (to then be passed on to the other teams) to stop them from bolting a new power unit in every session.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Top 50 drivers of all time:
http://newatlas.com/computer-modelled-t ... ime/43147/
JustAnEngineer wrote:Nor do I believe the rumor that McLaren would make their own power plants.
SkyTV wrote:Why McLaren had to divorce Honda: Performance, Personnel, Prestige, Prizemoney, Philosophy
AutoSport wrote:Red Bull may be forced into a switch to Honda engines for 2019, with current partner Renault working to end its supply deal at the end of next year. If the Renault split is confirmed the news will be of considerable interest to Red Bull's drivers, with Daniel Ricciardo's contract expiring next season and Max Verstappen believed to have a performance-related clause to end his deal, which currently includes the 2019 season, early. The likelihood is they will now accelerate the process of looking for alternative seats, with opportunities currently available at both Mercedes and Ferrari beyond 2018. Longer-term, Red Bull remains linked to the potential arrival of Porsche in 2021, which could mean that its deal with Honda lasts for just two seasons.