Volantary wrote:Chaincase wrote:Volantary wrote:Mclaren need to sort themselves out. If they build a good car, Jenson will bring home the points. If they want someone with more speed in the other car go for it, but they need a consistent points scorer in the other. If they had two Perez's last year they'd have had many less points than they actually scored.
In 2012 Button and Hamilton looked like a very strong lineup, the guy hasn't lost all his speed in 2 years.
Well I'm sure Ron has analysed 2012 and seen that without the non-driving factors Lewis toasted Jenson in 2012 to the tune of 150 points or so. Now Rosberg is looking closer than that, making JB some way down the totem pole, below LH, NR, DR, SV, and FA at least. Probably add KR and NH to that list and even wondering about Perez after all perhaps.
So at best JB is a No2, for Ron. And if JB is beating Kev then clearly McLaren's driver lineup isn't top drawer and he'll be trying to replace one of them. If only he can, of course. Meanwhile he can only try a kick up the backside.
Sorry Lewis did what? Not to want to start another Jenson vs Lewis thread, but 150 points is insane. This is the same Jenson that won in Australia and Spa in 2012 on merit. I'm not saying he was faster than Lewis, because I'm not sure anyone is, but he wasn't that much slower and was still capable of bringing in points and wins. Once they have a car that can do that they can go about criticising the drivers.
Yeah it was insane. Lewis drove a stellar campaign in 2012. Here is James Allen making it 110 plus Germany's puncture and Japan's rear suspension problems plus Silverstone's 13 points that he forgot.
We could say 'up to' 150 if you like but whatever the exact figure his driving margin over JB (who did have the Monza failure but not for so many points) was BIG. That won't have escaped Ron.
Ron for sure knows the car isn't great but he'll want all his ducks lined up and he'd need a Merc-sized car advantage to win with his current drivers, unless Kev's got a lot of improving to come (which he may have but isn't visible yet).