marcush. wrote:I might be confused at times but still one team (Brawn/Mercedes)got it very right for 2009 but dropped the ball significantly for 2010...so for them the truth that was painted does not apply...they managed a seemingly big step coming up with the best car and came up with almost desaster when only a small change was on
Don't underestimate the non involvement of Honda in Brawn's decline. They had the best car for sure at the start of the year as they had the best DDD and design elements to take full advantage of that. But they didn't develop the car much during the year probably from a lack of funds and their 2010 car design process must have been similarly hampered because of financial constraints. They may have started as the best car but by the end of the season they were probably the third best car behind RB5 and MP4-24. I think they've remained static, mostly, and been overtaken by Ferrari as well rather than gone backwards. Mercedes came on board too late to have a significant impact for 2010.