M.Nader -DODZ- wrote:
I can make excuses for Mercedes not havIng the continuity or the budget of the guys you are comparing to, and you should know that but lets leave that aside and let me ask you this
Pich your TP: wolf, lauda or Brawn?
Non of the above
But at a pinch if no other candidates. Wolff.
Lauda is a mouth piece and already proved at Jag he hasn't a bean at management level.
Brawn IMO is in over his head at TP level and his so called genius is no longer applicable to F1.
Wolff unknown worth a gamble at least .
Brawn had to let go his designer: Zander left because Brawn couldn't afford him. Red Bull had a consisting developing team during the transition of 2009 as well as McLaren and Ferrari. Curiously, the FiA banned the DDD, which was not integrated in Red Bull or McLaren or Ferrari. Sooooo... essentially to let go Zander was actually cutting development and seeking a new design philosophy. Unlike Red Bull or Ferrari or McLaren, virtually, they didn't had any certainty for 2010 season until Mercedes bought the team in NOVEMBER. Brawn was virtually a HRT in terms of funding at the end of 2009. Add that to the RRA and no in-season testing and you got what you saw last year: a major restructuring from a salvaged ship. Obviously, changing heads and directors in strategical team areas during this three years is a lack of continuity.
The were still continuously ran And since '09 they have had 3 full seasons to go backwards.
Regardless of Merc not buying until November they were still carrying on with the following years plans just like every other team.
Even if you allow for the '09 to '10 swap over if he is so brilliant how come Merc have been going backwards since '10 not forwards?
Teams lose key members all the time and live to see another day. If Macca lose Paddy lowe will they suddenly end up a mid Field team? Take a look at Renault, now Lotus at who they lost. Pretty big changes there also especially after crashgate yet Boullier has managed to improve the team. A man with NO F1 experience is doing a better job on a smaller budget.
If Ross Brawn is the be all and end all some say he is. How come in the three years of Merc, with the budget they have went backwards? No improvement? surely with three years a true top flight TP would start to see improvement?