Now, I know this is never going to happen, and I honestly don't believe it should happen. But just as a thought excercise, what if someone high up in the merc board looses his cool and shows, say, 50-60% of the staff the door? Keep the guys like Bell, Costa, Willis and the new aero guy (basically only keep the folks that weren't part of the original brackly bunch). And then put HWA in control. I'm talking about coup of biblical proportions. Even going so far as to move the team to Affalterbach.
I repeat again, I don't think this should or will happen. But last night after the race, when I drove home from my dads, I was fuming and I started to entertain thoughts like this. I've cooled down since and realise it's not practical, economical or beneficial. But let's play what if...
Let's say HWA have the facilities and are willing. They hire some new staff, keep some of the good guys and they get to work. Were looking at almost completely different management and a lot of new technical personnel.
Disclaimer, the text below is pure conjecture and not based on anything but gut feel (and frustration, admittedly):
I think if they had the facilities they might do a better job. Not immediatly, but within the course of two years they'd surpass what the current team manages to achieve. This is based on my assumption that there are a lot of good people at Brackly, but with bad habits. Which I think is a management problem. I think HWA is independent enough of the parent company to avoid meddling, but close enough to allow a healthy influx of superior work ethic.
Then again, I could be wrong. And I also don't believe the current team are beyond saving.
Apologies, I'd have liked to just add this to the existing W03 thread, but I can't make poll in an existing thread.
Damn, forgot the pole, here it is
Edited by KiloWatt, 30 July 2012 - 08:02.