Originally Posted by UMass
Mclaren has screwed Kimi enough throughout his time there with terrible reliability. Only in 2003 did they give him a reliable car and it was a modified 2002 car! Poor reliability lost Kimi the title last year what going to change next year? Plus, Mclaren is going to lose car designer Arian Newley.
Yeah, this has been so disappointing. Kimi is clearly one hell of a driver and his car just fails over and over. And it's usually been the engine--all Mercedes's fault. And if the team is losing Newey that is huge.
Originally Posted by Dragon
What about the damper issue? Seems that Renault was not using the Mass Dampers for the German GP (which is supposed be one of the reasons for the loss in performance)...while they have decided to use them for the next race.
I only caught a bit of that during the last race but I got the impression that Renault was told they couldn't use it and that was slowing them down. But if they'll be using it in the next race, that must not be the case (that it was forbidden). edit: I just read that Ross Braun, Ferarri's tech director will be taking a year off from F1. Interesting. I wonder what effect that will have. bob