McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes reported to have agreed data-sharing pact
13 May 2010

McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes have formed a secret pact to try and catch pace-setters red Bull, according to reports in Germany's Bild-Zeitung newspaper.

The unconfirmed reports suggest the trio have agreed to exchange data on Red Bull, in a bid to overhaul its superiority.

Ross Brawn told Bild: "In some areas Red Bull have gone in different directions. Our people are looking at it closely."

Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali added: "This is a reference for us. We are not overstating it but we have to look more carefully at it and understand."

However, there looks to be little prospect of a respite for Red Bull's rivals; reports suggest the team is developing its own F-duct system to improve its cars' straightline speed in time for the Turkish Grand Prix later this month.

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13 May 2010

[quote Autocar]McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes have formed a secret pact to try and catch pace-setters red Bull, according to reports in Germany's Bild-Zeitung newspaper.

The unconfirmed reports suggest the trio have agreed to exchange data on Red Bull, in a bid to overhaul its superiority.

Ross Brawn told Bild: "In some areas Red Bull have gone in different directions. Our people are looking at it closely."

Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali added: "This is a reference for us. We are not overstat...Read the full article[/quote] In the words of the late Wilfred Brambell "COBBLERS", I can't believe anybody picked up on this ludicrous story. What next cream teas for rival designers at Woking?

13 May 2010

Red Bull + F-duct = Sebastian Vettel as World Champion. That Red Bull will be just untouchable. If they can keep reliability issues at bay, they've got the Constructors' Championship as good as in the bag. Now, all we need to do is to persuade Mr Tata to buy the team lock, stock and barrel and turn it back to its origins as Jaguar Racing...

13 May 2010

[quote Rover P6 3500S]Red Bull + F-duct = Sebastian Vettel as World Champion[/quote]

It's not quit as simple as that. You're obviously not a follower of F1 or else you must have been on a different planet for the past week; Vettel got owned by Webber in Spain last weekend.

13 May 2010

[quote Mr£4worth]In the words of the late Wilfred Brambell "COBBLERS", I can't believe anybody picked up on this ludicrous story.[/quote]

Cobblers indeed.

The only pact the team has is to try to beat the team in front

13 May 2010

[quote blasos1983]

[quote Rover P6 3500S]Red Bull + F-duct = Sebastian Vettel as World Champion[/quote]

It's not quit as simple as that. You're obviously not a follower of F1 or else you must have been on a different planet for the past week; Vettel got owned by Webber in Spain last weekend.

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+1. And Webber has always been brilliant at Monaco...

13 May 2010

Nice to see Adrian Newey back at the top of his game. Ross Brawn is so busy running his team, that his own genius for turning out great cars has been somewhat frustrated. I can't see Red Bull's advantage lasting. The only real question is how long it'll be before the others catch up. At least no one is running away with the championship at this stage. Button, Hamilton, Vettel, Webber, and Alonso are all in with a shout. It was also good to see Schumacher begin to get back into the groove. I am not quite ready to write him off.

13 May 2010

[quote brakedust]Ross Brawn is so busy running his team, that his own genius for turning out great cars has been somewhat frustrated. [/quote]

At Ferrari, Brawn's talent was more in marshalling together an excellent team to deliver the maximum possible results. The car design was led by Rory Byrne, who was probably the equal of Newey in overall terms if not in aerodynamics. From memory, the last time Ross Brawn actually designed an F1 car was at Arrows in the late 1980s. Nonetheless, brilliant brilliant technical director. And rather a good team boss, by all accounts.

13 May 2010

[quote Rover P6 3500S]Now, all we need to do is to persuade Mr Tata to buy the team lock, stock and barrel and turn it back to its origins as Jaguar Racing...[/quote]

Surely for the Red Bull team to return to its origins it should be brought by Jackie & Paul Stewart, the original guise of the team that was more sucessful than in the Jaguar days.

13 May 2010

Whatever the truth , it certainly isn't a secret any more.

13 May 2010

One more coalition can't hurt, can it?, the last thing this sport needs is damaging clap trap like this, whoever started this story should be found, and if he/she is within the sport they should be banned for life from the sport of motor racing!.

Peter Cavellini.

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