Sorry, I misread. I thought it was you that claimed that the top 4 teams would leave but it was another.NicoS wrote: ↑Wed May 18, 2022 2:36 pmI did not make the claim? I am asking for supporting evidence on what you said. in other words, I want to understand how did you come to the conclusion you made.bas550 wrote: ↑Wed May 18, 2022 9:26 amThis and your other post, exactly.wesley123 wrote: ↑Tue May 17, 2022 11:27 pm
Could be from other factors, couldn't it? Outside of that, it's still up.
Just wondering, but how would one not directly involved in the business actually correlate both?
Yes, it's kind of a capitalistic thing to release new models for people to purchase.
Also, the first date named is 2012, whereas Mercedes had their own team from 2010. Market share already was up by 0,5% since then.
And how exactly does that dispute the fact that McLaren is a company that reaches further than just F1? It apparently comes as a shock to you, but companies can sell off their assets. And perhaps even more shocking; rarely is a company actually owned by a single entity!
McLaren Group, founded on 2 december 1985. Ron Dennis' Project 4 and McLaren merged in 1981. And before you start disputing this, the found date is literally on the sidebar of the wikipedia article you quoted.
I took the time to fact-check it, and literally nowhere is a founding date of somewhere in 1981 mentioned. However what is mentioned on this news article is the following;
"The TAG Group first invested in McLaren in 1984 and is the longest standing of the McLaren Group’s shareholders."
I might of course be wrong here, but last I checked, 1984 came after 1981. This also aligns with the TAG-Porsche engines that McLaren ran in the MP4/2.
I find it amazing on this forum that one can post an conclusion, then fight tooth and nail not to present the data that led you to the conclusion... light weight stuff!
Either way, you have information there for you, but you choose to ignore it. As you yourself agreed as well, putting marketing in absolute terms is hard to do, but be rest assured that NO board would sign off on a hugely expensive exercise if it didn't make financial sense, i.e. offer a return.
With an F1 team being worth billions in the near future (Zak Browns' words), the team is probably Mclaren's strongest asset right now. Why would they give that up if the rules changed tomorrow? They didn't do it in 2007 either when the V8 engine freeze came along.