Ask Gary: Should McLaren fans be worried?

Ask Gary: Should McLaren fans be worried?

On the eve of the Formula 1 season-opener, GARY ANDERSON answers your questions on McLaren's hopes, more competition for Mercedes, the cockpit halo, new tyre rules and more

As a McLaren fan I'm desperately in need of an honest answer that I don't doubt you can help with. On the final day of testing McLaren was a good 1.5s off Toro Rosso on ultra-softs. Should alarm bells be ringing for us McLaren fans?

Rob Hitchens, via email

Having worked at McLaren in the long and distant past, I'm also a fan and it's so depressing to see a team of that standing going about its business in the way that it is. There just doesn't seem to be the fight there used to be.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c