I think when the current Ascanelli situation shakes out, we'll probably discover that the team believes that poor technical direction is at the root of their problems this season. They didn't hesitate to come out and say they let both of last year's drivers go for the same reason: the telemetry was showing that they weren't maximising the potential of the car consistently enough. They won't hesitate (once it all shakes out) to make it clear why Ascanelli is gone either, IMO.
It wouldn't be Red Bull cutting corners by not having them drive more f1-like cars on similar Pirellis in GP2 for two seasons
Message to Red Bull: "Think McFly think"
Red Bull are ridiculous really aren't they? They could easily
use a spare/old transporter to run a GP2 team out of an outbuilding of Toro Rosso for relatively little cost (the whole season might only cost as much as 5 bare bones Toro Rosso tubs for example!). Are they cheapskates or scared their junior superstars will look bad in Gp2, as Kobayashi did if not for the lucky break into f1...
The car might not be that bad really (look how good the Williams looks when not held back by vastly inferior Cosworth EBD technology, I doubt the previous car was actually soo bad really), terrible decision to not retain an experienced and skilful technical director... having better drivers who could regularly find an extra 3-4 tenths would lift them into contention for points already I think.
Edited by V8 Fireworks, 26 July 2012 - 04:59.