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Reviews Difficulties of Norris & Ricciardo in Bahrain: McLaren calls factors

23:30  19 march  2022
23:30  19 march  2022 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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McLaren hat auf Strecken wie Bahrain noch viel Arbeit vor sich © Motorsport Images McLaren has on tracks like Bahrain a lot of work in front of it

after the qualifying to the Grand Prix of Bahrain 2022 counts the McLaren team to the big disappointment In the formula 1. Daniel Ricciardo failed already in the first qualifying section and starts as the 18th, and also for Lando Norris was in place in Q2 prematurely. After all, one seems to know in the team in the meantime, what is that.

The crew around technology director James Key has run due to cause research and is immediately encountered a number of factors that affect the performance of the MCL36 in Sachur. One of these factors can not be solved so easily.

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If the McLaren is basically a lack of output, as Key grants: "We need more mechanical grip, we need more aerodynamic grip. And that has shown less in Barcelona in Barcelona, ​​because the characteristics of the curves better with our Car works as here. "

In fact, Barcelona features its many medium-fast to fast, long-term curves over a different characteristic than the Bahrain International Circuit. This led to McLaren could mix on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya front. Apart from the grip shortage, Key is the basis of the McLarens for good.

McLaren: Grip shortage not only problem

"The car itself, the platform, works fine. Mechanical it is fine. Aerodynamically does it what it should do. The drivers do not find the extremes that we have in recent years with different degrees of balance and difficulty. In this regard, it is much more constant, "he gives to protocol.

Daniel Ricciardo: Bahrain shows McLaren weaknesses on

 Daniel Ricciardo: Bahrain shows McLaren weaknesses on © Motorsport Images Daniel Ricciardo in McLaren MCL36 in Bahrain: In Q1 was finished in Quali according to the Barcelona test McLaren had been counted for the extended favorite circle, according to the Bahrain tests at least To the front center field. But in the first Formula 1 qualifying of the season 2022 Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo missed the top 10, and that clearly. For Ricciardo in McLaren-Mercedes MCL36 was already in Q1 after work. expressed in numbers: at a residue of 1.474 secon

In addition to the fundamental grip shortage, McLaren also suffers from the consequences of the brake problems from the Bahrain Test Week. Lando Norris was therefore unable to unwind long-run, but always had to break his runs after a few rounds to give the brakes a breather.

"Here, the temperatures of the brakes simply rose to a level we did not foreseen. We had to learn a lot and needed a lot of time to fix that," says Key. "But of course that also meant that we were tight in the garage and tried to reliably run the car with the recovering temperatures."

, on the one hand, suffered the development work at the McLaren team, on the other hand, Lando Norris did not manage to set itself similar to the vehicle as the competition. "That's why I'm thinking, we're a little behind," gives key without adversary. And that can cost at the start of the season in Sachir's valuable points.

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