Off-Topic Australian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by FirstHonda, Sunday 15th Mar, 2015.

  1. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Blimey, what a start to the season THAT was for Mclaren - Honda.

    Not sure about the "Power of Dreams" - that was more like the stuff of nightmares :Aghast:. I saw an interview on SKY with Jenson before qualifying where he said Mclaren would be the main challengers to Mercedes this year. Hmmm...let's hope he didn't really believe that based on testing so far. Hopefully they'll get it together, a bit like Red Bull started to do last year after a shocking start.

    I just hope that the season doesn't turn into a Mercedes procession at the front, and a scramble between the rest for the minor places.
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Not a great start at all but Jenson made it to the end of the race so that should give them plenty of race data to take back and analyse.
     
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  3. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Absolutely right. What worried me was the seeming lack of pace, relative to the competition.
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Well the way they are telling it is that they only have 4 engines per driver for whole season and they know they have over heating issues so they run with conservative maps.
     
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  5. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    I just don't like the sauber livery, looks cheap unlike their very first car.
     
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  6. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Agree @Duc de Pommfrit , that blue and yellow was a bit of a shock when I watched qualifying yesterday. Yuk! Maybe they were going for a retro look, like the 1990s Williams with Elf/Camel sponsorship? It didn't work if they were...

    Of current contenders, I still like the Williams livery best, and the Marlboro/Mclaren red & white from yesteryear.
     
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  7. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    "Success is 99 per cent failure" (Soichiro Honda) - I believe this F1 come back is a big and difficult
    challenge for Honda, but I´m 100% sure, at the end of they day they will win ... :

     
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  8. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    At least the styling has improved from this "thing"

    image.
     
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  9. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    :BavarianTractor: oh wait.......:Tongue:
     
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  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    There's some information on this thread you may find interesting.
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Honda have already lost one of their engines out of their allocated 4 so Australia they went for a ultra conservative engine mapping on both cars to get mileage and track time to get some data.

    That is why he was 5 seconds off the pace.
     
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  13. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    don't think Redbull understand the sport, not winning races so they are talking about leaving. When Ferrari or Redbull were winning every race did the other teams talk about leaving, no!
     
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  14. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    :gohonda::clap::gohonda:
    2nd free practice, Monaco: 8th place --> Alonso
    3rd free practice, Monaco: 9th place --> Alonso / 10th place --> Button
    ... pherhaps McLaren Honda can collect the first points this year ... :Smile:
     
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  15. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Let's hope so @ACC-CDI-2T

    Outright pace will be far less important at Monaco.

    :sparta:
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    There is a lot or negativity about Honda radical engine , and Honda are getting slatted from all corners but they are adamant they are working to get that engine give it potential. Honda is currently seeking small measured and tangible gains and once they found it they will be unbeatable.

    Just think how many engines Renault have blown up lately Red Bull is on its last engine out of it allocated 4 LOL
     
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  17. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    ... There we go! - Button 4 Points :Thumbup:

    ThingsAreLookingUp.
     
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  18. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    What a shame Lewis had to act like a spoilt child
     
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  19. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Lewis is a complex character and he hates losing winning is not a team sport in Motorsports people need to understand that