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by ScottR267
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Off Season - Eagerly awaited titbits
Replies: 34
Views: 13682

Re: Off Season - Eagerly awaited titbits

https://www.crash.net/f1/news/911745/1/ ... rship-deal

According to Zak Coca-Cola were happy with their 3 race sponsorship of McLaren. Good to see the big everyday brands also being linked to F1.
by ScottR267
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 345971

Re: Silly Season 2019

Feel sorry for Vandoorne personally, not only was he up against Alonso, but also had a very poor car in both years especially this year and whatever problems McLaren has seemed to have were on his care more often that not. Granted he was comprehensively beaten in qualifying and races by Alonso, howe...
by ScottR267
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: James Key to join McLaren as technical director
Replies: 24
Views: 6843

Re: James Key to join McLaren as technical director

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-not-interested-in-paying-red-bull-for-key/3169162/?nrt=54 Interesting to note that Mclaren even with their current struggles will not pay what I guess to be a sum of some kind for the early realise of James Key. Seems strange given their current struggles.....
by ScottR267
Mon May 07, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 38589

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

McLaren slated to bring new... Nose Nose deflectors Bargeboard Floor Engine Cover Front Wing Rear Wing AMuS called it a B-Spec and reckon they are all coming in Spain but EB said they'd have updates at Canada and Monaco as well so they could be split. New fuel and software from Renault as well so i...
by ScottR267
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BBC: Tim Goss removed from chief technical role at Maca
Replies: 20
Views: 4681

Re: BBC: Tim Goss removed from chief technical role at Maca

It was about time heads started to roll at mclaren. I expect bouiller to be gone soon too. Echo your views that heads needed moving on and fresh blood in at McLaren....only problem is who have they got to replace him as they've lost a lot of experience over last few seasons, or if they go down the ...
by ScottR267
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Martini to end Williams sponsorship
Replies: 16
Views: 6908

Re: Martini to end Williams sponsorship

http://www.planetf1.com/news/williams-w ... -sponsors/

Looks like Williams potentially may be concerned mclaren are wanting to pinch Williams sponsors.....maybe it's not just Martini who are looking at leaving Williams/jumping ship.
by ScottR267
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL33 Unveiled!
Replies: 73
Views: 18200

Re: McLaren MCL33 Unveiled!

Not the worst livery of the reveals this week but certainly not the best. I know the majority wanted a return to the Papaya orange, however I must admit I preferred last years livery. Definitely need some sponsorship on the car, evidently the sponsorships they have signed are not significant......e...
by ScottR267
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL33 Unveiled!
Replies: 73
Views: 18200

Re: McLaren MCL33 Unveiled!

Not the worst livery of the reveals this week but certainly not the best. I know the majority wanted a return to the Papaya orange, however I must admit I preferred last years livery. Definitely need some sponsorship on the car, evidently the sponsorships they have signed are not significant......ev...
by ScottR267
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-confirms-petrobras-fuel-deal-1006831/ Well it's official, Petrobras and McLaren announce long term partnership. They'll supply fuel in 2019 but be partners from this year so it looks like Macca will run BP for this year but that's some pretty good going fo...
by ScottR267
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

McLaren secure Dell Technologies deal....https://news.sky.com/story/mclaren-strikes-dell-deal-as-it-seeks-return-to-f1s-fast-lane-11240552 Nice hook up. That's 3 with CNBC and Airgain. Might be more before 23rd or not but I think the Amazon and Petrobras rumours won't come to anything. Very good ne...
by ScottR267
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

https://www.mclaren.com/formula1/partners/airgain/mclaren-technology-group-partnership-airgain-drive-automotive-innovation/ Second sponsorship in a week for McLaren with the link up with Airgain. Got to be honest with you, I have never heard of this brand, does anyone know what they do? (Apologies n...
by ScottR267
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

https://www.mclaren.com/formula1/partners/cnbc/mclaren-and-cnbc-announce-new-multi-year-partnership/ McLaren announcing their first new partnership for 2018 in CNBC. Presumably this is the American sponsor Zak was talking about that they had signed to the team. Correct me if I am wrong, however wer...
by ScottR267
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

https://www.mclaren.com/formula1/partners/cnbc/mclaren-and-cnbc-announce-new-multi-year-partnership/ McLaren announcing their first new partnership for 2018 in CNBC. Presumably this is the American sponsor Zak was talking about that they had signed to the team. Correct me if I am wrong, however were...
by ScottR267
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

Calsonic Kansei are still listed as a partner for McLaren, so doesn't look like they have lost their deal. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-mclaren-brown/revitalized-mclaren-now-need-to-deliver-idUSKBN1F02G1 Zak confirming in there that there is in fact 3 new sponsors so this does counter...
by ScottR267
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

3 new partners signed according to Zak, some sponsor dependant livery changes expected and McLaren are doing something new with their garage, whatever that means. Not threadworthy in its own right so thought I'd put it here. "We've signed three partners so far that we will start to announce and hop...
by ScottR267
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

The owners are covering the costs for this year according to AMuS but losing sponsors is of course never good but to be fair Santander have pulled out of F1 team sponsorship across the board so that can't be helped. No idea for the reasons of the others or how sizeable the sponsorship was. Castrol ...
by ScottR267
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

The owners are covering the costs for this year according to AMuS but losing sponsors is of course never good but to be fair Santander have pulled out of F1 team sponsorship across the board so that can't be helped. No idea for the reasons of the others or how sizeable the sponsorship was. Castrol ...
by ScottR267
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

Looks like the McLaren car will look even more sparse of sponsors next season than the last few years even tho they got a 'marketing guru' on board and have ditched Honda. https://www.mclaren.com/formula1/partners/ On looking at that list it looks like McLaren have lost the following sponsors, some ...
by ScottR267
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari are losing Santander
Replies: 30
Views: 15623

Re: Ferrari are losing Santander

http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns37858.html I don't think it's Santander which look to be expanding their sponsorship with McLaren but rather Petrobras rejoining F1 after a year outside the sport. Could this deal scupper the deal and technical linkup McLaren have with BP/Castrol? Let's hope not as in t...
by ScottR267
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari are losing Santander
Replies: 30
Views: 15623

Re: Ferrari let losing Santander

Could Santander become a more prominent partner of McLaren now Alonso is still there for next season? Zak did confirm he has signed 2 partners for next season which are not confirmed and with no JB at McLaren for the UK side for Santander could Alonso replace him? That would be quite a coup for McL...
by ScottR267
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

What do sponsors want, and what does Formula One offer? Who are sponsors targeting? Formula One offers global exposure to sponsors, but sponsors closely examine the demographics of the audience in determining whether this sport is good value for the money. Also in the fight are other sports that ma...
by ScottR267
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari are losing Santander
Replies: 30
Views: 15623

Re: Ferrari let losing Santander

Could Santander become a more prominent partner of McLaren now Alonso is still there for next season? Zak did confirm he has signed 2 partners for next season which are not confirmed and with no JB at McLaren for the UK side for Santander could Alonso replace him?
by ScottR267
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

So Mclaren and Renault announcing new sponsorship deals for next season already, albeit Mclaren's is the company owned by Fernando Alonso. Zak also mentioned in the TP conference yesterday that they've also signed 2 unannounced new sponsors one of which is a US based firm. Could this be the return o...
by ScottR267
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

Re: F1 sponsorship and engineers

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-could-switch-to-papaya-livery-in-2018-968309/ So another new livery next year to the Papaya Orange run for Alonso in the Indy500 this year. Personally much prefer this orange to their current livery, albeit I don't dislike this years in all honesty, a lot b...
by ScottR267
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 sponsorship and engineers
Replies: 32
Views: 19670

F1 sponsorship and engineers

Good evening all, Two pronged attack with this thread I'm afraid. Firstly we all know the business side of F1 is highly complicated and is a big reason which causes many teams to fold or pull out. It got me thinking is F1 in the years since the financial crash as rich with sponsorship as it once was...
by ScottR267
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda.
Replies: 156
Views: 32612

Re: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda?

Rencken and Motorsport.com are saying it's done. 3yr deal with Renault with parity on specifications with both Renault and Red Bull. https://t.co/ijk8p8SHVl Whilst the move has been inevitable for a whole, I cannot escape from the idea that it seems such a short term view on looking at things. Mayb...
by ScottR267
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda.
Replies: 156
Views: 32612

Re: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda?

Rencken and Motorsport.com are saying it's done. 3yr deal with Renault with parity on specifications with both Renault and Red Bull. https://t.co/ijk8p8SHVl Whilst the move has been inevitable for a whole, I cannot escape from the idea that it seems such a short term view on looking at things. Mayb...
by ScottR267
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda.
Replies: 156
Views: 32612

Re: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda?

Rencken and Motorsport.com are saying it's done. 3yr deal with Renault with parity on specifications with both Renault and Red Bull. https://t.co/ijk8p8SHVl Whilst the move has been inevitable for a whole, I cannot escape from the idea that it seems such a short term view on looking at things. Mayb...
by ScottR267
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda.
Replies: 156
Views: 32612

Re: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda?

It does indeed seem that the coup at Macca to oust Ron Dennis, was planned way ahead. It seems weird to me how Zak Brown managed to get sponsors for most of the teams, and Mclaren was the only one left behind. Now suddenly it seems that they will get a title sponsor for next year. Financially there...
by ScottR267
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda Supporters Tolerance
Replies: 163
Views: 28018

Re: Honda Supporters Tolerance

By all accounts it seems a pretty much done deal that McLaren will be moving from Honda to Renault engines for next year. Personally I feel this is a mistake on behalf of McLaren!!! Whilst I appreciate Honda have been useless to date is the Renault that much better it's not worth sticking with a wor...
by ScottR267
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

Great to see that McLaren and more importantly Honda were able to translate their performance from Saturday into Sunday without running into any problems!!! Let's hope there is more of this to come however with Spa and Monza next up and both tracks being power dependent a reality check may be neede...
by ScottR267
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

Great to see that McLaren and more importantly Honda were able to translate their performance from Saturday into Sunday without running into any problems!!! Let's hope there is more of this to come however with Spa and Monza next up and both tracks being power dependent a reality check may be needed...
by ScottR267
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

Great performance today from both McLaren drivers, best the team could've hoped for albeit it is on a track which doesn't highlight the downfall of their package. Here's to hoping that this continues tomorrow in the race and they are not let down by reliability issues as well hoping that this is an ...
by ScottR267
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

Renault? Long shot, but they are developing well and their engine is at least stable...wins with Alonso behind the wheel are not a huge reach, maybe in 2019 I agree that if he moves Renault is the most likely. The word "if" being key, because I don't think it is too likely he will move to another u...
by ScottR267
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

well, it looks from the article below that the decision may be made for them: http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10949979/mclaren-claim-mercedes-and-ferrari-dont-want-to-help-with-2018-engine Zak Brown is suggesting Mercedes and Ferrari don't want to supply, so they may well have to stick with ...
by ScottR267
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

A very sad day now that Ron Dennis is completely out of Mclaren. I would dearly like to know what caused the rift between himself and Ojjeh. Dennis made the team and company what it is today, and i find it astonishing at how he was ousted. He also played a big part in shaping how F1 is today, as fa...
by ScottR267
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

Rather than create a new thread as there are a number of McLaren feeds. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10932014/former-chief-executive-ron-dennis-to-sell-275m-mclaren-shareholding Whilst views on big Ron are fairly mixed to say the least, I think everyone can agree it's definitely the end o...
by ScottR267
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

Rather than create a new thread as there are a number of McLaren feeds. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10932014/former-chief-executive-ron-dennis-to-sell-275m-mclaren-shareholding Whilst views on big Ron are fairly mixed to say the least, I think everyone can agree it's definitely the end of...
by ScottR267
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns36780.html

Another engine update for Honda....albeit this is just the full specification 3 engine. Here's to hoping this adds another 0.3 tenths like the first part did at Azerbaijan as they stated.
by ScottR267
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 81086

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

So after McLarens first points of the season, from a huge fan of the team there is still a tinge of what could have been especially with the number of retirements especially from cars which are a lot faster than themselves. In saying that we must look at the positives....both cars did finish the rac...