Because these are hybrid systems, the core of their performance lies in the software that manages their overall behavior. McLaren's biggest growling was that, they were never in possession of the actual code and had to be content with whatever compiled software provided by Merc. Although Merc was loss for having provided their PU to McLaren, they still are happy for McLaren not knowing how the software manages the performance of these systems. The other key aspect for Merc was the feedback on their PU that they have received throughout year from Williams, Force India, McLaren and their own. These are few critical aspects where Merc should be happy and shouldn't feel at loss.Redragon wrote:I think Mercedes might regret to have supplied their engine to Mclaren on 2014.
Although Honda was fortunate to see the hardware design of the PU and model their own design on Merc, its still a mammoth task to actually create a similar PU in terms of performance. Like I have always said, in the better interest of the sports, its imperative that Honda delivers a PU which would be on par with Merc. Difficult, but not impossible. They have budget, infrastructure and more importantly, the hunger to succeed with the McLaren expertise. I would keep my fingers crossed.