Latest F1 News

‘Game on’ as McLaren eyes title glory in 2012

(GMM) Red Bull is the obvious favourite while Ferrari scrabbles to understand its ‘complex car’ and Mercedes admits it is not yet ready to win.

The sounds emanating from the McLaren camp, in contrast, are almost entirely positive.

Compared to last winter, the difference is stark, as team boss Martin Whitmarsh explains: “We were too bold and the car was neither competitive or reliable,” he is quoted by El Pais newspaper.

“What we did, turning it around, was a miracle because we changed the rear of the car completely. We almost didn’t believe it because we found a second, if not a second and a half.”

After his own tumultuous 2011, Lewis Hamilton has also been given reason to smile, recalling: “Last year we struggled to do 30 laps a day.

“Now we’re doing 120, and honestly I can’t remember the last time we did,” said the 2008 world champion.

“We are much more comfortable and confident about fighting with any of the other teams,” added Hamilton. “I’m really surprised with how the car behaves in the fast corners.

“I think the base is much better than what we had last year, especially in that area.”

His teammate Jenson Button is also sounding confident, targeting at least a podium in Melbourne next month.

“If we are there or thereabouts at the start of the season then it’s 100 per cent game on for the title,” he is quoted by the Mirror.

Facebook Comments
Loading...
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV or any other subsidiary associated with the official Formula One governing organizations The website is an unofficial website, all names and logos used here are property of their respective owners, more specially FORMULA 1, FORMULA ONE, F1, GRAND PRIX and logos and the wide Curves logo are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One Group Company. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only. Official Formula One information can be found at www.formula1.com

Copyright © 2015 Thisisf1.com

To Top