Revs84 wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:27 am
PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:22 am
Bill wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:24 am
The Honda pu is compact,lightweight,more driver ,requires less cooling,so what intangibles are on about
Intangibles: Non-physical things around the engine package. Communication, support, response time, proven track-record, familiarity, flexibility to demands, golf game invites, marketability, similarity of parts should streamline work etc. Whatever you can think of that is not the physical engine or the cash around it (I count cash as tangible - it's physical you can see it, count it, smell it whatever). The intangibles will take time to evaluate thoroughly because there are positives and negatives between the two manufacturers. Obviously I'm not an insider, but I would put Renault slightly ahead just for now mainly for familiarity and the short time Honda has to rebuild their F1 reputation.
If playing golf puts Renault ahead of Honda in terms of intangibles, then I'm not surprised Renault are still behind Ferrari and Mercedes
There are a lot of things sorted out on a golf course.
Sitting in an office with records being kept you have to speak as such. When doing sport ( is golf sport? ) you can chatter and hint or once you know someone well enough just plain suggest, coerce, or bribe someone into taking a different point of view.
To have unforeseen consequences pointed out to you in a group meeting, especially with your boss there, chills the waters. A casual ' have you considered if... ' in the changing room room bar or while waiting for your 'slot' can be far more effective.
Its how the world runs, somewhat replacing the gentlemen's club.
The tea/coffee/ cold water machine serves a similar function internally.