wunderkind wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:19 pm
GPR -A wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:55 pm
There have been times when a team dominated and it felt like it would continue forever. Then suddenly, it came to a naught. Who knows, may be if Lewis leaves, it might trigger a host of people moving out of Mercedes, like Michael's Ferrari exit. Lewis seems to bring luck to a team and takes it away when he leaves, like for McLaren.
May be Liberty leader role might excite Toto and his exit would bring irreparable collateral damage to the team. Nothing is going to last forever. Toto is not going to be enjoying the same role forever. He is an entrepreneur and would like move on to other lucrative initiatives. So, never count your chicken before they hatch.
Max might end up being the next Alonso, making wrong decisions at wrong time. He might join a Mercedes in future, that isn't the championship team anymore. It is going to be a risky decision for him.
so why ask why Max would leave RedBull in the RBR thread then?
Agreed though, you can betcha dollar that when Hamilton leaves for Ferrari, he's taking a bunch of people with him there. Ferrari can use a bunch of people anyway. Imagine Toto Wolff going there
. No but seriously.
As mentioned yes, Mercedes would stall immediately and drop down fast. It could even 'force' them into quickly selling the team and going back to where they were before: Mclaren's engine provider and have a renewed goal for success. Or imagine them fusing with Williams. Or hell, Aston Martin leaving RBR and taking over AMG Petronas Mercedes team and turning it into Aston Martin Racing AND keep the Mercedes' engines.
Ricciardo aboard would be fantastic for that scenario. And having brit Russell aboard wouldn't hurt either i think.
You should know Aston Martin, the listed company, is in some serious financial strife at the moment and can do with a hefty capital raise soon. So any thought of Aston Martin expanding its F1 involvement will only be a pipe dream.
As for Hamilton taking Mercedes technical staff with him to Ferrari if he does decide to go to the Scuderia. I'm not convinced as there is already a massive technical team at Maranello, maybe Bonno, but not others.
Not to mention that unlike moving from one British based team to another British based team is a different animal than moving to an Italian team.
1. These people have family too that need a job (apart from the very high paid ones)
2. Their whole social network is in the UK
3. The language barrier for every day life and lower level personnel (even a lot of the higher ups at Ferrari sometimes speak bad English)
4. Unheard of pressure cooker (not just corporate or the fanbase but a whole nation's population and media watching and analyzing every move).