Former McLaren racing director, Eric Boullier, said he had a bad feeling about their deal with Honda from the very first meeting. Boullier, who stepped down from his duties at McLaren in the summer of 2018, has been reflecting on his time with the team and, most notably, their ill-fated spell with Honda power. The partnership proved to be nothing short of disaster over the course of the three seasons spent together, and Boullier has admitted that he saw it all coming. “Already in the first meeting I realised how unprepared they were for the enormous challenge they faced,” Boullier told France’s Auto Hebdo. “I told Ron Dennis immediately that we would need at least three or four years of development to get to the top, but the contracts were already signed and Dennis was sure he could relive past successes. “The current engines are very sophisticated, and only Mercedes was ready to outperform the competition based on years of development. “The union … [Read more...] about Boullier knew McLaren-Honda deal would fail
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“Already in the first meeting I realised how unprepared they were for the enormous challenge they faced,” the Frenchman told the Sokuho magazine. “I told Ron Dennis immediately that we would need at least three or four years of development to get to the top, but the contracts were already signed and Dennis was sure he could relive past successes.” After three years, McLaren dumped Honda and switched to customer Renault power. Boullier said: “The current engines are very sophisticated, and only Mercedes was ready to outperform the competition based on years of development. “The union between McLaren and Honda could not have come at a more complicated time in terms of the technical-historical moment.” Boullier said McLaren’s woes were then exacerbated with the switch to Renault power, when the team’s 2018 chassis was not up to scratch. “We realised in April that had completely missed the mark with the car,” he said. … [Read more...] about Boullier knew McLaren-Honda would fail
Lewis Hamilton secured the 2017 F1 drivers’ championship with 2 races to standby last season, but he is heads into the new campaign as only the second highest-paid F1 driver despite his on-track achievements, according to TSM Sportz. Fernando Alonso earns $30 Million just behind the second Ferrari ace Kimi Raikkonen. Formula 1 young sensation, Max Verstappen is reportedly set to earn $10 Million more than Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, although the Australian brought home 32 more points than his younger rival in 2017. Formula 1 Drivers Salaries 2018 The source TSM Sportz estimated few drivers salaries based on their performance level. If there are any changes made to the drivers list that will updated here before the season began. DriversAnnual SalaryF1 TeamContract Period Sebastian Vettel$60 MillionScuderia Ferrari2018 Lewis Hamilton$50 MillionMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport2018 Kimi Räikkönen$40 MillionScuderia Ferrari2018 Fernando Alonso$30 … [Read more...] about 2018 Formula 1 Driver Salaries: Who is Highest Paid F1 Driver?
Rahul Sharan Articles, Cars March 22nd, 2018 The 2018 Formula One season could be one of the most important in the sport’s history. The Liberty Group face an unenviable task of not only promoting the sport to a newer, younger audience, but are also trying to retain their existing fan base, who in the past couple of seasons have struggled to gain access to the ever exclusive world of Formula One. Be it through expensive ticket prices, a move away from the traditional European circuits or by making fans pay exorbitant T.V. subscription rates, there is no denying that Formula One in its current state has not been in best of health for the past couple of years now. That being said, the sport definitely has made a step in the right direction during 2017. New cars were the quickest in the sport’s history and the drivers themselves no longer had the luxury of relying on expert engineering to aid them through the races. Some of them even went to an extent where they … [Read more...] about 5 Things That Will Decide The Fate Of The 2018 Formula One Season
Each year we assemble a competitive group of the most intriguing new cars produced in the previous 12 months. For the second year in a row, we evaluated them on road and race circuit, specifically Nevada’s breathtaking Mount Charleston and the Speedvegas road course 15 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. So although the places haven’t changed, something about this year’s crop of 26 combatants was palpably different. Namely, this might be the most impressive All-Stars contender lineup of all time, most certainly the strongest field of candidates in years.So good is this assembly of machines that our editors at one point stood atop Mount Charleston, soaked in the introspection-inspiring views, and mumbled something about naming every car present an official All-Star, and it wasn’t the thin mountain air talking. We can’t be more clear about this: To receive an invitation to our annual shootout, culled from an initial list of dozens more, always means a car is … [Read more...] about 2018 Automobile All-Stars: Meet the Contenders