Sakae

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Date 2020.05.07   Time 16:42 (UTC)

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This could explain some of the causes behind noises Mr. Brown has been making in past little while. At the end Vettel for a year could take a pay cut and stay at Ferrari longer. Would be there visible differences should he move to McLaren? Hard to tell.

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It's finally been announced: Daniel Ricciardo will drive for McLaren from 2021. After a long period of rumours that Ricciardo will go to another team, the decision is made and he exchanges Renault for McLaren.

My guess is that he has some friends who do actually care. Editors behind headlines "Vettel signed for one year with McLaren" might not be looking too good right now. Sad thing is, its new normal for them, and they do not care whether they are making false statements, for there is no one to make them pay dearly for that. Looks like the retirement for (lazy, as one Brit marked Vettel) Seb is another step closer.

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Why are the British press reporting on Sainz and Ricciardo. We want to hear about Seb.

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...one or two media sources do claim that Sebastian actually announced his retirement from F1 already. I cannot speak to the credibility of that claim, but it is plausible he did, and something which I am inclined to believe. I do expect some guessing will go on whether DR was given nod only after Seb rejected the offer, or perhaps there never was an offer for Seb in the first place.

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On ‎5‎/‎14‎/‎2020 at 7:19 AM, Sakae said:

...one or two media sources do claim that Sebastian actually announced his retirement from F1 already. I cannot speak to the credibility of that claim, but it is plausible he did, and something which I am inclined to believe. I do expect some guessing will go on whether DR was given nod only after Seb rejected the offer, or perhaps there never was an offer for Seb in the first place.

Zak Brown made it pretty clear in an interview today that Seb was never considered. Apparently the DR deal had been in work for a while (these things usually takes weeks, if not months) and they were pretty far down the pike when the news about Seb came out.

Of course, this does open the question as to whether Zak Brown had known for a while that Sainz was going to Ferrari.

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All true, however Vettel never spoke about McLaren as something he wants. At least I've never heard him to talk about it. Speculations were made up by various people on the internet and in media, which is not that surprising.

 

I should add, I've read now the interview in full, and what Brown actually said was that when it was confirmed that Vettel will be leaving, they were already deep in progress speaking to DR. Sainz apparently requested permission to speak to Ferrari, so they knew what was brewing. Consideration is however one thing, confirmation is other.

DR ("nice guy") supposedly was placing unsolicited calls to Ferrari already in December last year, offering himself to replace Seb.

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I'm really excited to see where McLaren is heading.

2020: Hopefully, They have refined their niggles with the Renault engine in place, cooling is the main concern here.. 2020 should sail better. Good sendoff for Sainz.

2021: With a Mercedes engine (Hopefully on par with the works team), they should be competitive. 2021 will be a good step to understand how to Mechanically setup the car around a Mercedes Engine. Probably that's why they stuck with the decision to switch to a Merc PU for 2021, this will pay dividends in 2022 and beyond.

Lando and Ric are going to be the Jesters outside the car that will entertain the whole F1 fraternity, cant wait to see that :lol:.

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McLaren had Mercedes engine in 2014, and they drop it without much of remorse. It's hard to make up good story out of it 7 years later. Emotionally I feel actually sorry for Andreas. That's about all.

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23 hours ago, Sakae said:

McLaren had Mercedes engine in 2014, and they drop it without much of remorse. It's hard to make up good story out of it 7 years later.

True, but those were different times, with engine manufacturers not wanting to share engine mapping with the customer teams, and this also being written in contracts and s##t. It was an era still under ecclestone, who has played Don King of F1 since always. He didn't care for a fairer championship as much as Liberty is working towards it. Ron understood that Mercedes will not share the engine tech fairly with Mclaren, and chose to the Honda way. Well, in hindsight... Honda was always going to be 5 steps behind the others because of where they started, coz the fundamental structure of the engine was not competitive overall.

Honda took a big leap when they went the Mercedes way by splitting the Turbo.

We all know all of this.. the point that Im tryin to make is... with the split Turbo design, Mercedes is still ahead on the development, although not far away. It is possibly going to benefit McLaren if they can workout the cooling as well as Mecedes, and get the right Mechanical grip with the PU in place.

Rest, I trust Ricciardo to add some spice ;) 

 

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Button was going add some spice.

Alonso was going to add some spice.

DR will add some spice.

Are you McLaren guys ready to open Spice & Condiments store yet?

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2 hours ago, Sakae said:

Button was going add some spice.

Alonso was going to add some spice.

DR will add some spice.

As far as  I see what happened at Cafe-de-La-McLaren is..

Button was brought to add some volume to dish that was already spiced up with Hamilton in it.

Alonso had all the spices, but they had no dish prepared to add this spice to.

And DR is taking a gamble on change of chef in the restaurant, which looks promising enough to bring some customers (Podiums).

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2 hours ago, Sakae said:

Are you McLaren guys ready to open Spice & Condiments store yet?

Oh yes sir.

Here, let me advertise to you my first lip smacking condiment that goes with a lot of F1 Dishes.

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