Message from discussion McLaren's endemic gearbox problem?
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From: Brian Lawrence <Brian_W_Lawre...@msn.com>
Subject: Re: McLaren's endemic gearbox problem?
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:53:55 +0100
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On 03/10/2012 09:06, Noj wrote:
> Brian Lawrence wrote ...
>> On 02/10/2012 22:09, Noj wrote:
>>> Brian Lawrence wrote ...
>>>> It seems that JB's 'box had the same problem that ended LH's Singapore
>>>> GP. Both cars will have new 'boxes for Suzuka. Unfortunately, while
>>>> Lewis can change his without penalty, Jenson will get a 5-place grid
>>> Do you know if McLaren changed LH's gearbox after Spa?
>>> They would have been allowed a 'free' replacement and would have had the
>>> opportunity to find and fix the problem they already knew about.
>> No idea, the relevant FIA docs. are no longer publicly available. If a
>> 'box is changed mid-event there will be a doc. referring it to the
>> stewards, but changes between events are not routinely published this
> Thanks. Explains why that info is missing from here
Looking around for info I discovered that Paddy Lowe is on Twitter.
Not that there is anything interesting at the moment.
JB's engineer, Dave Robson, is here:
Note that I don't 'use' twitter, but occasionally look at drivers' tweets.
This one might be useful too:
From there, here's his blog entry on 2013/14 rule changes.
Brian W Lawrence