If Lewis signs relatively soon, do you all think Merc will begin developing next years car with him in mind?
What do you mean? a special hand-grip on the steering wheel, with a fingerprint scanner? Or installed AI to help LH compute adequate responses to go proactive with with his future race engineer at last? If LH has a virtue as race driver, than it def is the ability to drive a wheelbarrow very close to F1 car standards. Engineers usually don't give a flying fxxx about the driver when they design a racing car. If they would, than EBD would never have happened. Also, I hardly think LH has the ability to give the type of input to an engineering team that actually has an impact on the end result of a design. If a driver like that exists at all, there are only a few on the grid, and only a few on a 30 year time-scale.