FoxHound wrote:And I will counter your anti-pathos by suggesting you are in dreamland comparing an F1 team and it's associated issues with that of of concern Daimler has ploughed 10's of BILLIONS into already.
Wow, you really don't get it, do you?
Pouring money into a Formula One team is not
the path to better days for any
company*. Formula One is a luxury. If it was an effective marketing tool, they wouldn't be losing money
, "effective marketing" meaning what it means and all. Honda and Toyota understood this. That's why they packed up and left the sport when economic reality meant they could no longer afford the luxury of fielding a Formula One team. It's called responsibility.
So, while you stand on a soapbox to defend Mercedes GP as an institution that owes something to its ~500 employees, I'm going to stand on a taller soapbox and question Daimler's handling of their other ~275,000 employees.
Don't be mad. You brought it up, and I appreciate that, too. You've convinced me that Mercedes GP as a business venture is immoral.
* Don't bring up Ferrari. Their financial rulebook is written in a different language on a different planet.