I don't think they would but I think they should
The team is not configured in a manner to purely existing to win, regardless of what their PR says because they prefer to get the 2 strongest race drivers they can. That constrasts with Montezemolo and Horner are not interested in replacing their #2 drivers with a driver of the calibre of Hamilton, because they go racing with a different philosphy that will statistically increase the probability of their driver winning a WDC.
I do wish McLaren would not be so charitable on track on a Sunday with their 'equality' policy. It isn't the right domain to be thought of as a 'charitable' organisation. It is not Sunday church, and sometimes I think they forget this point of why they are racing on Sunday's. They should stop feeling the need to be seen as giving their drivers an equal opportunity.
A better policy and strategic direction for them would be to ditch the equality policy and bring in team orders (remember these are no longer illegal so comparisons to Ferrari are futile) and if they are overly paranoid about their image then raise run some sort of charity campaign to raise awareness and money. Say like the 1 million faces on a car etc.
In summary, McLaren don't have a winning mentality. Management have not understood that they disadvantage their drivers to beat Alonso and Vettel in rival cars.
Edited by ZooL, 20 July 2012 - 12:07.