Category Archives: McLaren

Should have gone to specsavers…

Im left wondering today if Alonso is actually capable of  holding his hands up and saying “my fault”.
He and Lewis are both aggressive, no nonsense racers, but when Lewis gets it wrong, on several occasions he has shown the ability to admit his error.
I remember after the pitlane crash into Kimi at Canada 2008, he came out and said ‘I got it wrong’.

In the post race interviews, Alonso was virging on the obtuse, and could only come up with “the crash cost me a podium”. That’ll be your fault then Fernando!

I think Alonso’s penalty is fair enough, though it cost him nothing in points or places, and the penalty for Lewis I can also accept, but only if the same rule is enforced fairly and evenly for the rest of the season.
One occasion of someone not being penalised for moving more than once to defend will make a mockery of the decision this weekend and the role the stewards perform. It will be a hard act to keep up.

Lewis did well to bite his tongue post race, he was clearly bubbling with rage.
Onto China and fingers crossed for some rain to shake up the Bulls at the front!


Dennis back behind the scenes

Back in business?

After the departure of caretaker manager Richard Lapthorne who was drafted in as chairman of the Mclaren Group around the time of Spygate and Liegate, Ron Dennis has resumed overall chair of the group.
This effectively means he is also now back on the race team management.
I hope we see him at more races this year, possibly even assisting Whitmarsh behind the scenes. It would be nice to hear some of Ron’s famous interview speeches again!

Teaching a new dog old tricks….

The tortoise teaching the hare?

I noticed a distinct change in Lewis’s mindset after China.
It seems he’s realising that despite two stunning drives in the last two races, the smooth, steady, reliable Jenson has come out on top.

It occurs to me, that if Lewis learns from Jenson this year, and adds patience, clever thinking and timing to his already long list of driving skills, he could be simply devastating in a very short time indeed.
If Lewis can measure his prodigious ability and learn when to wait and when to unleash his incredible speed he might be a hard act to follow by anyone, even the seemingly complete package of Alonso.