Thunders wrote:They had a lot of Staff coming too.
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Eric Boullier - Lotus - team principall
Ciaron Pillbeam - Lotus/Red Bull - chief race engineer
Matt Morris - Sauber - Director of engineering
Peter Prodromou - Red Bull - chief engineer
Tony Salter - Sauber - principal aerodynamicist
Guillaume Cattelani -Lotus - head of aero
Compare this to Mercedes:
Paddy Lowe former TD
Bob Bell former TD
Aldo Costa former TD
Geoff Willis former TD
Mark Elliot Former Head of Aero at Lotus
Mark Ellis Former head of vehicle dynamics at Red Bull
Dr. Gary Hall former Head of Manufacturing Lotus
Jarrod Murphy former Lotus CFD head
Jock Clear and Bob Bell are gone. But they to got Phil Prew to replace Bell. Mercedes aren't silly they know you need the best to be / beat the best.
The quality of acquisition of Mercedes in the engineering team is astounding. Most of these people have builed WDC/WCC winning cars or have been in the business for a very long time with respectable teams and a proven track record.
Look at Ferrari bringing in James Allison to replace Pat Fry. McLaren needs more signings like P.P. to need to bolster their team.
Irvine:"If you don't have a good car you can't win it, unless you are Michael or Senna. Lots of guys won in Adrian Newey's cars, big deal. Adrian is the real genius out there, there is Senna, there is Michael and there is Newey.They were the three great talents."