mclaren_mircea wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:19 am
Yes!!!! yes!!!! Im a loyal Ham fan (and because of him now a Mercedes fan), I didnt lose a single race since Australia 2007. I want to say that despite the fact that Im biased I respect the forum rules, I dont want to enter in a fight with other fand and that the language I want to be respectful towards everyone but I think that I can feel the joy as a child. But Im super happy that Mercedes is rebuilding their aero department. This is the only chance againts an oiled machine war machine that is Red Bull. This recruitment drive of young aerodynamicists is great combined with the fact that they lose Fallows and another top aerodinamicists. Please let my comment I dont speak bad or unrespectfull about Red Bull, just the pure joy that I hope Mercedes will built another empire to watch Lewis victories like France 2018 and France 2019 without to much stress. Lets hope that this engineers that were poached will help the team because Mclaren teached us that they can have a very efficient car.
I have two theories as to why Mercedes have hired two senior aero guys and no one has appeared to leave.
1) There are two Principal Aerodynamicists that I know worked for Mercedes in 2015 from this article from Imperial College https://www.imperial.ac.uk/aeronautics/ ... ase-study/
they are Simon Williams and Dominic Smith these people do not have Linkedin so I don't know if they still work for Mercedes, they may well have left the team so these appointments would be replacing them.
2) There has been a mini technical restructure at the team but it hasn't been reported yet. As you know Mike Elliott is now the Technical Director at Mercedes leaving his old job as Technology Director vacated. What might have happened is that Jarrod Murphy the Head of Aerodynamics has stepped in to become Technology Director, Eric Blandin Chief Aerodynamicist has stepped in to become Head of Aero, a principal Aerodynamicist possibly either Pierluigi Orsi or Gioacchino Vino has stepped into become Chief Aerodynamicist hence the need for Principal Aero guys.
Or it could just be a minor reshuffle and I'm looking far too much into this.
I wouldn't be surprised if Mercedes don't lose some senior personelle soon with the budget cap coming in.