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    McLaren’s Failed Indy 500 Effort Was a Comedy of Errors

    The comedy of errors that doomed McLaren’s disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 began months before Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the race. How bad was it? A week before Alonso’s first test in the car, the team realized it didn’t even have a steering wheel. McLaren CEO Zak Brown*acknowledged Monday the team was […]
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    I can't believe Alonso trusted McLaren to try to do it on their own.

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    Isn't part of being unprepared for an event like this a form of arrogance coming from a team like McLaren? They just keep fucking shit up and they can't help it

    It's a spec series for God sake...there's 11 teams with about 30 full time drivers. How many different teams win in a season? Definitely not 11. It's not ALL about the driver. It's about who can afford the engineering simulation time and be prepared for anything. The big teams Penske and Ganassi roll the cars off the trailer and need to make minimal changes. While others come off first and 2nd practices needing to make massive changes. And here comes McLaren- a non-full time team, partnering with a small Indycar team, keeping the spare car in Paint 30 minutes from the track because they don't like the Orange and couldn't even get shit right in the 1 (1/2) test day at TMS prior. They need to hire a real project manager who has authority and get their shit in order if they plan to try again


    At least they are starting to make some strides in F1 and are ahead of the engine supplier

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    If they had Diego as team manager NONE of this would have happened.

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    I saw a McLaren in my neighborhood yesterday and it made me think of NBM. It was identical to this one



    Well the truck I saw was a different model...

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    I saw a McLaren in my neighborhood yesterday and it made me think of NBM. It was identical to this one



    Well the truck I saw was a different model...
    You had a P1 in your neighborhood? Well, excuse us, Sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampy View Post
    You had a P1 in your neighborhood? Well, excuse us, Sir.
    Yes and it broke down.

    It is not too uncommon to see the McLaren, a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini in my neighborhood. Unfortunately that doesn't mean I am rich, we bought a home in a normal middle class subdivision that sits in the middle of 2 subdivisions that have 7 figure homes.

    So usually the fancy rides are cutting through our neighborhood to get to theirs or maybe they are friends with someone in my subdivision.
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