McLaren break curfew on Thursday in Spain

2013 Spanish Grand Prix

Sergio Perez, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013McLaren broke the curfew restricting when team members may work on the car on Thursday at the Circuit de Catalunya.

McLaren team members were at the track after 11pm on Thursday. The curfew on teams working on their cars runs from 11pm to 7am.

McLaren do not receive a penalty as teams may break the curfew twice without being penalised and this was the first time they have done so this year.

2013 Spanish Grand Prix

Browse all 2013 Spanish Grand Prix articles

Image ?é?® F1 Fanatic | f1fanatic.co.uk

Advert | Go Ad-free

16 comments on McLaren break curfew on Thursday in Spain

  1. Calum (@calum) said on 10th May 2013, 10:07

    Yup, it’s legit but it shows just how much effort the guys are putting in to try and get better performance out of the car!

    • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 10th May 2013, 10:26

      Or how desperate they are – you only break curfew when you absolutely have to (all the moreso, since teams only have two free passes instead of the original four), and it’s unusual for a team to break it so early in the season.

    • 23kennyboy23 said on 10th May 2013, 11:39

      You have to say if they are at all serious about the world championship (lol) you don’t want to be using these up in case there’s some disaster at the last race or something.

      • Todfod (@todfod) said on 10th May 2013, 14:57

        I will eat my socks if Jenson is in the championship hunt at the last few races. I think they are better off using their get out of jail card now

        • Joe Papp (@joepa) said on 10th May 2013, 18:00

          I will eat my socks if Jenson is in the championship hunt at the last few races. I think they are better off using their get out of jail card now

          @todfod – I think it’s funny that people think it’s as if McLaren had the option not to break curfew! When a team breaks curfew, it’s because they’ve run out of options and have no other choices left!

  2. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 10th May 2013, 11:14

    Weird to do it on a Thursday!

  3. Casanova (@casanova) said on 10th May 2013, 14:40

    What does it say about McLaren’s organization that they are using up one of their two chances to do this straight after a 3-week break? Surely that’s enough time to have the cars ready, no matter how significant the upgrades. These curfew-breaks are surely more beneficial to the teams when the races are on consecutive weekends, or where significant damage or repairs are required that you cannot plan for.

  4. sato113 (@sato113) said on 10th May 2013, 15:22

    Knowing mclaren they probably did it by mistake

  5. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 10th May 2013, 19:53

    Good call by McLaren. All the running Jenson did in FP1 may come in handy for the rest of the weekend. Oh wait…

  6. Jason (@jason12) said on 10th May 2013, 22:52

    :D
    +1

Add your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments must abide by the comment policy. Comments may be moderated.
Want to post off-topic? Head to the forum.
See the FAQ for more information.