Collieafc wrote:DonTirri wrote:2nd: Mercedes GP.
This might be debatable but god, they got all the money in the world, arguably best driver in the history, the best engine on the grid, one of the most brilliant strategical minds in the business as a team principal... Yet they haven't been able to even get regular podiums. Pathetic.
Thats an interesting one. At first I thought "Wait, they improved over last year, how can they be reject?" But then there was the pre-season hype and how they were setting the best times. When compared to that then your arguement is very, very valid!
Mercedes weakness is their design team. They are currently like Toyota, but far less conservative, and with a lot more key staff in the team ,except for their design department. They are working on that every day, getting more talent into the team, from other teams, but their lack of results are down to a lack of a designer as talented as those in the top 3. Not only that, their experience and resources probably fall short of those in the top 3 as well. Plus, don't forget that they have had the pace to compete with the likes of Ferrari, or even McLaren a few times, until their relatively poor tyre wear kicks in and they struggle.