Blinky McSquinty wrote:
I believe that McLaren will have to start building their own engines. They have a very serious road car program going on, and eventually have to do more than just take someone else's design and re-work it. And since 2014 will bring a completely new engine into Formula One, and since Pollock and PURE are stalling out.. maybe.. maybe.. it's time for Ron to think about taking over that operation? Buy out Pollock, and keep a lot of very good people (including Gilles Simon) that are in PURE.
Serious road program.... Hmmm. Not in comparison to Ferrari, Porsche, even Lambo or any other with a serious manufacturer with all the INFRASTRUCTURE behind then. They have a plan yup but it's early days.
There is no reason to gherkin money away and risk failure at this stage when they can buy old designs, re-jig and re-badge.... like all other niche manufacturers.
2014 will be more about the energy recovery side and that makes it worse when it comes to F1. McLaren have no background/expertise. Can't learn it in the timescale, can't buy it in sensibly and risky as f£(k. They'd be stupid to try.
PURE where nothing but a handful of chancers, ok Pollock then, relying on Gilles Simon's inside info. Renting Toyota's facilities/dynos, therefore no assets, Gilles info is out of date now, and failing to lure any F1 Teams as investors, which was their aim from the start....... NOTHING for McLaren to purchase.
McLaren need to concentrate on the racing side and either pay for Merc tech or preferably get Honda, even Toyota back in the game.