McLarn boss Martin Whitmarsh is worried about the future of Formula One, as he believes it will burn out before it becomes a great sport: "I've been in F1 for 25 years and I like to do what I do, but I stay away from it as much as I can. Disappointed I am above sport.I think Formula 1 will burn out sooner than it gets better, there is no doubt about it.30 years ago it was like today, the cycle is repeating.Then came the tobacco sponsors, we also had as many as 7 out of 9 big car producers. Most of them left because of the economic crisis. Something needs to be done to stop this. " Martin is currently actively involved in regatta racing in the American Cup with the Ben Ainslie Racing team.
At the next meeting of the strategic Formula One team, they will probably discuss that the racers will no longer have numbers according to the achievements of the teams from the previous year, but will race under the same race number again throughout their racing career. The race number should also be written in the super license, and the number itself could be assigned to the racers, or you could choose it yourself. At the previous meeting, team bosses (Christian Horner, Ross Brawn, Martin Whitmarsh, Stegfano Domenicali, Claire Williams and Eric Boullier) agreed that a permanent number would be a good choice for Formula One. The next meeting is expected to follow on December XNUMX, and the adoption of the said draft rule is expected, which would also be written in the FIA agreement by Charlie Whiting. Of course for t
There’s been a lot going on in the racers market these days and it’s still happening. There is also a lot of talk about McLarn racers, Buttn and Perez, among others. It is known that both racers want to stay with McLarn, and team boss Martin Whitmarsh also wants to keep them. We reported that Button even said he wanted to stay on the team for the rest of his career and ravo this was also confirmed by an unofficial source. Namely, the Briton is supposed to sign a new three-year contract worth almost fourteen million euros per season. Jenson will be with McLarn until at least his 36th birthday, practically until the end of his career. Of course, we are still waiting for the official confirmation, which will not necessarily come very soon. Also still a stranger is Sergio Perez, who joined the team at the end of last season.
McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh believes Kimi Raikkonen will leave Lotus at the end of this season. Whitmarsh admits that he talked to the Finn last year, but they did not reach an agreement for several reasons. Of course, we all wonder if a re-marriage between Kimi and McLarn could take place for the coming year, the answer, at least at the moment, is no. Whitmarsh insists that they want to keep both Buttn and Perez on the team. Nevertheless, he said: “We were already thinking about bringing him back to the team. That’s when Kimi decided to race for someone else. We are very open to all suggestions, but for the time being we have not talked about working together. ”It is certainly well known that Martin is a big fan of Raikkonen, so it would not be strange to bring him
A good week ago, we officially learned that McLaren will be performing with Honda engines in the 2015 season, and today they confirmed that it will be an exclusive collaboration. Martin Whitmarsh therefore says: “For once, we have an exclusive partnership with Honda, as the rules do not say that we should equip more than one team. Of course, it can happen that someone else will come later, but for now we are the only ones. "Interestingly, Whitmarsh mentioned that a Japanese racer could soon join the team, but excludes Kobayashi:" The racer must win and win titles already in the lower series, because we want it to have more potential. ”The question, on the other hand, is whether Kobayashi has a large enough financial background, or he may even replace Masso at Ferrari, but Jules Bianchi is also in the game.
At the Bahrain Grand Prix, we saw a fierce fight between the two McLaren racers, which could soon be repeated last Sunday in Spain. Unfortunately, the fight did not take place, as Mexican Sergio Perez was told from McLarn's garage to watch out for tire wear. In other words, we could say that it should slow down a bit, and sharp critics that they stopped it in time to prevent a repeat of Bahrain. Of course, McLarn denied team orders, which Whitmarsh also corroborated with Perez’s statement: “Checo himself said his tires were practically worn out. We just told him to watch out for the tires he had to drive to the end of the race. So this was not a tactic, but a necessity. We really didn’t stop him because we didn’t tell him not to fight, but only
Whitmarsh has been with McLarn since 1989, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he replaced Ron Dennis as team boss. Whitmarsh has been with the team in more and less successful times, having won more than 100 wins with them. Still, they haven't been celebrating much success lately, as they haven't won at all this year, for example, but Martina doesn't worry too much: "Of course I'm not happy with what I've achieved, which is why we work very hard to improve." to also talk about the fact that Martin could be fired from the position of team leader, but he himself denies this: “I don't know anything about this, I don't think something like this is being prepared for once. That would be too drastic a measure, especially since we are doing well, only the results have not yet come. I believe in a team that will overcome the current difficulties and climb to the very top again. For
At McLarn, they started this season relatively badly, and they also have a newcomer, Sergio Perez, who is just getting to know the team and getting used to it. Due to considerable problems behind the scenes of Formula One, McLaren is slowly starting to talk about McLaren already focusing on the car for the upcoming season, but according to team boss Martin Whitmarsh, this has no basis: “We are focusing all our efforts on this year's car. My weakness is that I always want to win and fight for victories. We believe that we can turn bad luck and bad form in the last four races and get back to the top. ”Whitmarsh thus completely trusts his team, which is still supposed to work hard on this year's race car, as the season has only just begun: “Of course we would like to be on stage
The McLaren team responded to Red Bull Racing's claims that the British team was to blame for Mark Webber's problems in Australia. Webber had a very bad start to the race for the Australian Grand Prix, and then KERS teased him, so Red Bull boss Christian Horner said: "You have to ask McLaren why the control unit didn't work." McLaren's subsidiary MES (McLaren Electronic Systems) supplies standardized electronic control units to Formula One teams. This year, the teams are using a new one, ready for use in the coming seasons, when the race cars will be powered by V6 turbo engines. The control unit caught the teams already in tests, and finally caused problems to the International Automobile Federation FIA, which lost contact with the race cars in the race in Australia and thus out of the waters.
At McLarn, they are facing a difficult start to this season, as Button, for example, came only in ninth place, and Perez even ran out of points. Many quickly realized that McLaren had a faster car last year than this year, which led to speculation about reviving last year’s MP4-27, but team boss Martin Whitmarsh denies this: “The new car has great potential. Unfortunately, we don't know enough about the car yet, but when we do, we will be much faster with it. We believe that we would not be able to develop last year's car as much as we will this year. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix to our problems. ”Whitmarsh explained in more detail where they have the most problems:“ We have enough vacuum, but the car uses it in only a very small area of operation. We will have a lot of work to do on this, but it certainly will