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F1 Wednesday – McLaren

F1 Wednesday

Today’s post is about McLaren F1 team……

So McLaren F1 team have been around since forever! They’ve won 8 World Championship and have had some legends drive for them including Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and of course Lewis Hamilton. Their current driver line up includes 2 ex World Champions – Jensen Button (2009 champ!) and Fernando Alonso (2006 + 2007 champ!).

Now imagine how disappointing it was last year to see them only have 2 podiums! In fact it was worse than that, they actually only had 1 podium when Magnussen finished 3rd in Australia. It was only after Ricciardo’s Red Bull was disqualified that Jenson Button had a 3rd place (so he wasn’t technically on the podium).

You’d think it couldn’t get worse right? WRONG! 2015 season has been dismal to say the least! So far there’s been 9 races (or 18 when you count two cars) of which they didn’t finish 13 races! And of the races they’ve finished they’ve only finished in the points twice – TWICE!! So 2015 is looking like their worst season ever.

The last Grand Prix was the British GP which was a fantastic race – for everyone else! On the first lap, the Lotus cars collided and Alonso had to brake to avoid crashing into them. Unfortunately by doing this he instead skidded and went straight into Jenson! So poor Jenson didn’t even finish his home GP! Whilst of course this things happen and the team cannot be blamed for racing incidents like Jensen said

Being this far back there is more chance of these things happening.

Which leads me to this statement McLaren should not be that far back and it is such a shame to see a legend of a team doing so crappy!! Sort it out McLaren… PLEASE I BEG YOU!!

Rebecca

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4 Comments

  • Reply Anca

    I’m so annoyed with what happens at McLaren. It was so disappointing to see Button out in the first lap at Silverstone. Also, what happened last year was horrible too, delaying so much the announcement that Button will have his seat with them.
    Also, Alsonso must be furious he signed a 3 years contract and waived the opportunity to drive at Le Mans and all for 1 point at the middle of the season… is really bad. It seems they are going from bad to worse.

    July 15, 2015 at 10:01 am
    • Reply Becster

      I’m glad it’s not just me! Now that Webber has retired my support has switched to Button and Alonso but it’s difficult to support them with McLaren doing so rubbish! I just don’t get why it’s gone so wrong! They should not be starting at the back of the grid!

      I honestly don’t know what’s going through Alonso’s head! I agree with you that he must be fuming! He should’ve stayed at Ferrari – would have loved to see Alonso and Vettel in the same car!

      I think Alonso and Button should leave F1 and join Webber at WEC. As much as it pains me to say it I’m starting to think Webber retiring from F1 was perfectly timed.

      July 16, 2015 at 6:38 am
    • Reply Becster

      I’m glad it’s not just me then! I was wondering if I was being a bit harsh! I’d love to know what’s going through Alonso’s head! Can’t help but feel he made a Huge mistake! Shame he didn’t stick at Ferrari – would’ve lived to see the battle between him and Vettel.

      Plus I think both Button and Alonso should join Webber at WEC. Stating to think Webber timed his F1 retirement perfectly!

      July 20, 2015 at 2:59 am
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