M.Nader -DODZ- wrote:
I'm not sure why it is thought, that Honda, will have any say whatsoever in whom McLaren chooses to drive for the team.
Surely Honda's role is to produce a power unit better than or at the very least equal to Mercedes full stop.
I do not see them in any position to dictate a Japanese or any driver to McLaren.
Therefore Jenson's supposed popularity in Japan is irrelevant, as is a Japanese driver coming to McLaren .
What Dennis wants is a fighter pilot who can wrestle with that car until such a time as they get it performing to McLaren's usual standard which is not midfield.
Whitmarsh, the pitstop crew, the engineers and now the drivers were/are all under performing and really as Ron says its not good enough.
In the drivers press conference for his home team, Silverstone, Jenson has stated that he is looking to Lewis to wow the fans because he does not believe, he has a chance.
If the "lead" driver is that demoralised what of the rookie.
Jenson has become invisible and thats not good for business. Jenson needs to find something to motivate him and fast or he's out of F1 next year.
So Chillton should have said he was looking for the win as well?
Jenson said they won't be at the front row, and Boulier said McLaren will struggle. did you really want him to say he was going to win the GP instead of what he said (that he will try his best but a win is more likely down to Lewis)
Jenson's response "A question to Jenson and Lewis. Murray Walker asked you two this question back in 2010 when you were still team-mates, that we had a colossal fortnight of sport, England’s out of the World Cup, Andy Murray’s out of Wimbledon, Britain is looking at you two, perhaps three of you, how do you feel about Sunday, are you afraid of history repeating itself. Would you like to give your 2014 answer to this question?
JB: I personally feel all the pressure is on Lewis!
LH: I think it’s the other way around!
JB: He’s in the best car, c’mon, make it happen! For us, for Max and I suppose a little bit for myself it’s going to be tricky to get on the top step of the podium and, yeah, it would be amazing to have a British victory. The crowd would go absolutely wild. So, I’d love to see that. For us, as I said, it will be difficult but Lewis has got a shot so hopefully that will be the case."
Lewis's Response ""Lewis, you feel a sense of responsibility?
LH: I was going to say exactly the same thing about Jenson, I think we should hand the baton over. No, at the end of the day we’re both, all of us, are going to do our utmost to try to represent and perform for the country. You never know how the weekend’s going to go, you never know how people have developed, improved – but of course, us as a leading team, hopefully we’ll have a good shot this weekend and I’ll do everything I can to bring at least a little bit of joy and add to the great success that some of the top athletes have.