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post #2401 of 2408 Old 12-05-2018, 11:45 AM
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Lets hope the sheikh speaks the truth. I suspect he is.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/m...c-car/4308849/
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Lets hope the sheikh speaks the truth. I suspect he is.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/m...c-car/4308849/
Maybe @eMcL should start the "Formula 1, 2019" thread and we can start placing bets (and hopes) on a better season next year!

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Maybe @eMcL should start the "Formula 1, 2019" thread and we can start placing bets (and hopes) on a better season next year!

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its fair to say that 2018 is over and the 2019 drivers have started pretty much everywhere... ;-)
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Lets hope the sheikh speaks the truth. I suspect he is.
Yes the Sheikh’s commitment to the continued funding of McLaren F1 is the most hopeful part of what he has said.

2018 was a lost year for McLaren F1, my guess is whatever McLaren ‘learned’ was already known by the other teams - and perhaps to some inside McLaren. Hopefully catch-up progress can be made during 2019 season even with the loss of Alonso.
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As an aside, I just finished reading a book my son gave me, Adrian Newey's How to Build a Car. An excellent read, and I can easily recommend it to anyone on this thread who hasn't yet read it. Chronicles his development and career in F1, and what he's looking into going forward.
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As an aside, I just finished reading a book my son gave me, Adrian Newey's How to Build a Car. An excellent read, and I can easily recommend it to anyone on this thread who hasn't yet read it. Chronicles his development and career in F1, and what he's looking into going forward.
I bought it awhile ago and only read it recently as I thought it might be a bit technical. A great book. John Barnard biography was more technical but also well worth a read.

Not sure if there is a biography of Steve Nichols or if Gordon Murray has put a stop to it. A great talk at Brooklands by him but Gordon really didn’t seem happy.

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PS - nothing I say should be taken seriously but I am lucky enough to live in Woking and do get to see a lot of McLarens
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With respect to the book, I should add that the insights into F1 politics, drivers, and team principals/behavior is enough to recommend it.
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With respect to the book, I should add that the insights into F1 politics, drivers, and team principals/behavior is enough to recommend it.
I agree, ‘The Perfect Car’ about John Barnard is also well worth reading.

He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

PS - nothing I say should be taken seriously but I am lucky enough to live in Woking and do get to see a lot of McLarens
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