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New McLaren did not understand the problems: “What is going on here?”

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Men of McLaren had a tough time at the Bahrain International Circuit and the new car’s brakes especially struggle when it comes to cooling. Technical director James Key says there is still a long way to go to understand the new cars.

The first Grand Prix of the season in Bahrain turned out to be an outright deception for the McLaren team. Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris it did not get further than 14 and 15. McLaren was one of the biggest disappointments during the first race of the season in Bahrain on Sunday. After the first winter tests in Barcelona,​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Clean cars

Key explains that the brakes have passed all the previous inspection boxes, but other effects from the new regulations have not been included in the process. “I think this way it also shows how fresh these cars are and how much we still have to learn to keep them on the line. The brake line thing was a strange thing because it went through all the cooling parameters. It came, but it still didn’t work,” the technician he says

What is going on here?

So it was a surprise to Key that the team from Working encountered these problems. “You think, ‘What the hell is going on here?’ Then do your research and you realize that under these conditions it just gets locked in. We have learned a lesson and that not all the traditional methods we use and rely on can be brought into the new age.” he decides. .

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