McLaren: Red Bull Racing and Ferrari / Formula 1 surprise

McLaren technical director James Key was impressed with the work executed by Red Bull Racing and Ferrari: “They have actually executed an ideal job with the brand new laws and the transfer to the winged vehicles for 2022.”


Traditional English racing workforce McLaren completed fourth within the 2021 Constructors’ Cup, not far behind Ferrari. 2022 is not trying so good – with six races to go within the season, McLaren are 18 factors behind Alpine in fifth place.

McLaren had secretly hoped that Formula 1 may additional shut the hole between the highest groups by introducing winged vehicles on low-profile wheels in 2022. But McLaren discovered it harder than anticipated.

McLaren technical director James Kay admits: Red Bull Racing and Ferrari have executed an ideal job with their vehicles. The 50-year-old Englishman stated: “I’m amazed that Ferrari and Red Bull Racing have managed to search out extra expertise than anybody else. More importantly, the sector was nearer initially of the season than it’s right now. Now issues are totally different and Ferrari and Red Bull Racing have grown considerably. It speaks to their improvement.”

“For me, this exhibits: Even throughout the limits of prices, the infrastructure of a superior workforce is justified by quite a lot of know-how from a methodological standpoint. The groups are all working throughout the similar funds, however the place to begin is totally different.”

What shocked James Kay: “In idea, the brand new vehicles needs to be two seconds slower per lap than the mature vehicles in 2021. But it did not occur. Instead, the tempo is extra like final yr’s figures. I feel it completely displays the excessive stage of labor in Formula 1.”

Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 h.
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3,405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5,061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5,380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6,091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6,207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), AlfaTauri, +6,396
09. Nick de Vries (NL), Williams, +7,122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7,910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8.323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, engine failure
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, lack of water, engine overheating
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, vitality restoration

Championship standing (after 16 out of twenty-two races)

01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04. Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06. Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta is 46 years previous
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Album 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02. Ferrari 406
03. Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6


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