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McLaren-Renault believes it will win a race in 2018

  • Published on 25 Sep 2017 16:25
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Eric Boullier thinks McLaren can make a swift return to the top step of the podium. The British team is splitting with Honda after three years deep in the midfield, but boss Boullier thinks Renault power is McLaren's ticket to success as soon as 2018.

"For 2018, our goal is to fight for third place in the constructors' championship," the Frenchman is quoted by the Spanish sports daily Marca. "But I hope we can do more than this and get a win after so many years. I will not start to create false expectations or put hope in our fans that we cannot fulfil, but I believe that we will at least win a race (next year)," Boullier added.

He said McLaren can be confident of achieving that because its proficiency in building good F1 cars has never faltered. "We have always been in the top three, but we were far from that position in the last three years," he said. "So we are going with Renault to have a better engine and get back to those top positions." (GMM)

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  • Thats nice.

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    • Sep 25 2017 - 17:39
    • Hombibi

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      I also think that that is nice.

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      • Sep 25 2017 - 20:42
  • mbmwe36

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    I'll probably put a little money down on that not happening.

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    • Sep 25 2017 - 20:16
  • Monaco, Hungary, Singapore? only if Ferrari, Merc sit tight without further development.

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    • Sep 25 2017 - 20:44
  • Bhurt

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    "We have always been in the top three, but we were far from that position in the last three years"

    "I will not start to create false expectations or put hope in our fans that we cannot fulfil, but I believe that we will at least win a race (next year)"

    This guy is worse than Honda, Baghdad Bob and Fox news put together.

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    • Sep 25 2017 - 22:04
  • emc2

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    His like JV when B.A.R. is entering F1, he said "we will win a race in the 1999 season" but then look at BAR after seven years in F1, not a single win...

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    • Sep 26 2017 - 02:00
    • Barron

      Posts: 625

      But to be fair, Button dragged that heap to 3rd in the WDC in 2004, beaten only by 2 Ferraris.

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      • Sep 26 2017 - 12:21
  • Come one dude, wait for the first race and then we will know what's going know. Since last 3 years we heard stories like that and then the turtles race started

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    • Sep 26 2017 - 08:18
  • Barron

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    I told you all before. Boullier has swallowed Dennis's Ronspeak Dictionary.

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    • Sep 26 2017 - 12:22
  • Doesn't know his own team's history, that's sad. Otoh his optimism about next year's Renault engine bodes well, as it seems to be based on data. I also like that he shows no fear taking on Red Bull. Mercedes would already be pronouncing themselves the underdogs in the same situation :)

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    • Sep 26 2017 - 13:06

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