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Re: News and Stuff!
Posted by: clifftribe
Date: 07/11/2019 16:17
Well about Newey, I don't think he was around by this time if he signed a deal with Williams.Great technical directors need money to perform...big money to call it.He could stay and even in BMW era there was nothing different we were still spending near 60% of our direct rivals.No complain, they were selling cars so there was no chance tbh.He could stay a bit longer but soon frustration could step in and push him away from the team or even F1.

About the failure with aero, surely we are in a big mess atm but you can't ignore alot of good cars being built since Newey left.2001 and 2003 cars were aerodynamically very strong.Mostly let down by the engine failures to win more races.2007 car was a good one too with an underpowered engine or to call it 2009 we were one of very few teams to go for the clever design of diffuser.2012 was a podium contender too before wrong serie of updates and 2014, you had 3 other Mercedes powered teams.Comparing to them, Williams gained more time and out developed them.

To ignore the fact that we simply don't have the power financially to fight with those who were once our rivals, to ignore the fact that we have a team with facilities of a top team but run with a backmarker budget and to ignore how many times the aero department came with good designs and point one finger only to Newey, is simplifying the matter imo.

And btw, Newey's ideas in Mclaren started with their 2000 concept, since his departure they failed to win a title with an unlimited budget.MP4-18 was one of the most expensive mistakes in modern era, only to be covered with Mclaren huge budget...You see? Maybe we didn't miss that much in next 12 yrs since he left our team.

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