The numbers there are so much skewed. For example: compare the number of employees in McLaren and Red Bull. Both are racing teams without an engine department. McLaren has 760 and Red Bull has 780 and the budget difference between the two teams is 85 million!Dipesh1995 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:32 pmI mean it’s up to you what you want to believe or not but I’m of the view that there is at least some truth to that statement. Not that this is some conclusive or even half-conclusive proof, but this may be of some interest to you. https://www.racefans.net/2020/01/02/the ... ams-spent/GPR-A wrote: ↑Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:57 pmThat is just a broad, subjective statement from a competitor who has been unable to beat his main competitor. For that, he is giving an excuse. Unless there is an org structure that is public for both companies, which provides an accurate statistical picture of how many individuals work in each department, such statements carry no weight and just hot gas and can't be used as a proof in an argument.
Most important part for me is, we don't know where those 220 extra employees in Mercedes are spread, compared to Red Bull. They could be spread in Marketing, HR, Administration, Finance, Manufacturing, Procurement, Aero, Vehicle Dynamics, Operations, Logistics, IT Support, Data Analytics, Management etc., That is why I mentioned earlier that, unless there is an accurate statistical picture of how they are spread, you can't take those numbers on the face of it OR for that matter, a claim made by Newey.