But the Mercs weren't always winning and they were pretty calm then as a team back then. And I don't think it is just the budget since I am sure other companies like Ferrari and Toyota had the budget too. It's a management thing I think, being able to stand the pressures from the outside world to maintain internal stability to find solutions.diffuser wrote: ↑Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:16 pmI think it's easy to have calmness when your winning. I remember alot of questioning of Hamilton abilities during those last few years at McLaren. The car didn't have the pace. He had to take more risk to get ahead. The more risks you take the more often it ends in tears. Wasn't his fault the car didn't have the pace.
I think with Mecr it all starts with the budget, they have the most people that work for the F1 team. Makes it easier to indetify weak links and remove those people. Plus the got started early on the current PU regs and were miles ahead of everyone else. Once you they got ahead, they just kept it rolling. Of course with the budget and the people you need the guy that is making the right choices. Every wrong choice wastes money from that budget advantage.
When the Mercs were tearing through their tires, I don't seem to remember as much calls for heads to roll as there has been for Ferrari when they don't do too good.