With the first four ‘flyaway’ grands prix out of the way, it’s a good time to assess the start each team has made to the season and look at how each team has fared with the new hybrid turbo technology so far. Over the next week or so, we will look in detail and what’s gone well and what hasn’t, and assess the outlook for the season. To start with, a team that began the season well but has been a bit of an enigma ever since.
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier still believes his team will win a race this year despite its recent struggles
McLaren will implement an “aggressive” development plan in a bid to arrest their recent slump, racing director Eric Boullier says, with developments already mapped out until July’s race in Britain. The team scored a double podium in Australia to take an early lead in the constructors’ championship, but have since slumped to fifth after suffering a double retirement in Bahrain and failing to break the top ten in China
Ron Dennis demands success but it will take time before McLaren can compete with the best of F1 againThese are dark days for McLaren’s Formula One …
Christian Horner has insisted that aerodynamicist Dan Fallows’ decision to rejoin Red Bull Racing was his own and that the technician had not been induced to return to the Milton Keynes squad, as had been suggested by McLaren boss Ron Dennis before today’s Chinese Grand Prix. Horner added that if McLaren “want to get lawyers involved, that that’s what will have to be done”.
Ron Dennis has confirmed McLaren is planning legal action regarding the contract dispute over Red Bull’s head of aero Dan Fallows, though he insisted the door is still open for Christian Horner to get in touch over a resolution