krisfx wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:38 am
TAG wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:14 am
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:51 pm
We regularly see team personnel in there when we're getting our weekly groceries.
They are registered as a German team, they fly the German flag on the podium, they play the German national anthem when they win. What's this argument about again? Was Ferrari a British team when they had Ross Brawn winning championships for them? Is Haas a British team because they have facilities in the UK as well? Really now.
The difference between your examples and Mercedes is that the entire Mercedes operation is UK based except for the badge and the name. They're as much a British team as they are a German one.
You know the concept of "Multi National Company" right. Regardless of where a business establishment is operating, it would always be referred as "So and So County" company.
For Ex: Even if Google has operations in almost every country, it would still be "An American Company". Regardless of how autonomous the work a team is doing in "Google Singapore" OR "Google Australia" where the talent pool is completely local.
Another Ex: iPhones are completely manufactured in China (not designed), they remain "An American Product" belonging to an "An American Company". Even if tomorrow Apple outsources it's design activities to China, because SUDDENLY they found huge stream of talent, it would still be "An American Company" and "An American Product:.
Same with Mercedes. "A German Company" operating in UK and producing "German Product" with local talent pool.