etusch wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:12 am
Fulcrum wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:20 am
Considering the 1-lap 'pace' of the Williams is apparently within a tenth of Mercedes, I think we can comfortably ignore the times.
Is there a rule prevent Williams to compete with Mercedes and prevent Mercedes to build a bad car. What if new floor rule spoilt all advantage of Mercedes ? Why nobody can not accept that Mercedes can build a bad car?
Mercedes are the best staffed team on the grid, they have the best technical facilities, likely as not the best driver, and are the most well funded.
Only based on dominance right? there are many variables.
If, and it remains an if at this stage, they have a fundamental issue, they are the best placed team to diagnose it, solve it, and implement a fix within the shortest time frame.
They can find out and solve but will they do both overnight or will they winn last race of season ?
That said, I see no evidence of an issue. Teething issues are normal, especially considering they didn't do a pre-test filming run.
teething issue at a car mainly transferred from previous season at a team started to work on this car earlier than main rivals?
Its much more likely to be the case that many people would like to see a more competitive year of racing, and are jumping on any semblance of a problem to confirm their biases.
so what is your base, being Mercedes fan? or a belief that teachs what happened last year must be happen this year too dominance?
Common sense, and likelihood.
Addressing your points:
There is no 'rule' preventing Williams from competing with Mercedes, but there is a reasonable basis in evidence that this is incredibly unlikely.
Beyond the issues of being under-funded, under-staffed, having a huge deficit of both intellectual and technical resources, and having a history of producing absolutely atrocious cars, they remain a non-works team. It is a fact that only Red Bull have out performed the works team, Renault, during this era of regulations.
Secondly Mercedes staff, funding, drivers and facilities haven't suddenly deteriorated. If there were an issue, they would be best placed to self-correct quicker than other teams, including Red Bull.
I am no Mercedes fan, I am not a Hamilton or Wolff fan. Read some of my responses in the 'Hamilton' threads for confirmation.
That said, I'm neither blind enough, nor stupid enough, to attach much weight to timesheets that suggest Alfa Romeo is faster than Mercedes, that Williams is as fast, that a rookie driver is close to 2 seconds quicker than Gasly, or that Aston is 3-6 seconds off the pace. One anomaly, fair enough. Several, and it becomes difficult to consider credible.
I will quite happily enjoy being wrong, but I don't think Mercedes have shown their cards yet.