trinidefender wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:35 am
diffuser wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Well I guess you need to start somewhere, the top is probably the best place to start. Jost Capito is still an unknown quantity. He does come highly recommended. Simon Roberts, is an ingredient. He's no rock star.
Both Simon Roberts and Jost Capito have impressive résumés.
If you dig into Jost's history you'll see that he is very far from an unknown quantity having led quite a few race winning teams.
I believe had McLaren retained him and actually given him what he was asking for before, which is ironically pretty much all the things Andreas Seidl is doing then, McLaren would have started their recovery earlier.
I believe once Williams can keep the income going then they will have healthy performance growth over the next few years. It's unlikely to expect a miracle with how these rulesets are going but have patience and the performance should come
He still has no F1 track record, which is what I was referring to. What he has done elsewhere is what has gotten him the job. It may or may not translate. I think he's worth the risk but 5 years from now, we could be singing a different tune.
Also in my mind Seidl hasn't done much at McLaren. All the hard work was done by Zack BEFORE Seidl got there. He go rid of the problem head of enginnering kept some and brought in Keys. I've said before Pat Fry, who's now gone, deserves more credit there.
Simon was part of that cleanup, he may have left on his own. I seem to remember he's was tied to financials....Anyways, leaving on his own always begs the question, did he leave cause he knew the ax was coming?