The guy who'd be shaking with anger and frustration is undoubtedly the man who just left the winners to celebrate doing 20 laps in a McLaren today. I hope no one puts a mic in his face and mentions Ferrari for the next few days at least.
McLaren have been 4th or 5th quickest team through the corners so far this season, and have had the engine turned down. So they have a decent car and more power to come. We could see some fireworks from Alonso already in China. If he can qualify from Q2, he could be in the points. I am starting to suspect they will become a struggling podium contender instead of a lame mid grid team by the end of the year. When Button isn't moaning and bitching about grip for 2 races in a row, then the car must be well balanced and nowhere near its limits - easy to drive miss daisy around in once the power is turned up
Don't quite think tomorrow is the day for McLaren's first points of the season, just too much power and teams having a good year in front of them... but. I would not say it's impossible to see Alonso in the points tomorrow if we see a high attrition rate.
I'm still of the mindset that their first points will come in Monaco.
When you are torn between choices, always pick the one that will make the best story. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
in rather unsavoury circumstances he was removed from office, whereupon the reins were again taken up by Ron Dennis.
It all happened at a board meeting. “Ron told me what he was going to do,” said Martin, “and within five minutes I’d walked out of the building…”
yeah, right, more like he was flung out the window by Ron or escorted to the door by security whilst sobbing uncontrollably
I’m very proud of being the fourth team principal of McLaren – but it isn’t actually going to define me. It’s odd, I think, that Ron still needs that more than I need it…
you what? hows the company Ron built gonna define a lame middle management lackey who was caretaker TP after Ron got cheated out the paddock???? :twat:
“It was difficult at first – in fact, I quite consciously tried not to watch it on TV, because it was all very raw. But I’m past that now – I’ll always love the sport, and I’ll always love McLaren. I want to see them at the front again…”
hahah, suddenly brave enough to have a dig at the team in the position he drove them into :twat:
It was Whitmarsh, in the autumn of 2013, who began the talks with Fernando Alonso about rejoining the team he left in contentious circumstances at the end of ’07. “Certainly we had our problems back then, but at the end of the day you always aim to have the best driver, and as far as I’m concerned that’s Fernando.”
And there we had it, whiplash wanted to replace Lewis with Alonso to get one up on Ron and his golden boy
The chances of Alonso going back to McLaren seemed dead in the water when Whitmarsh was deposed, and Dennis was back in charge, but last season Eric Boullier was instrumental in persuading him to return, and Martin doesn’t doubt that ultimately the renewed alliance will succeed.
So now we know what happened behind the scenes in the delay to confirm the drivers - Ron tried to raise money to buy more shares, if he had, no Alonso and no Button, but he didnt in the end and Honda paid for Alonso
And Jenson is driving Miss Daisy - SkySports commentary