"Perez is going to find a different world at McLaren," "He will turn up in Australia next year with so much more pressure on his shoulders and that is something he has to be groomed to deal with".
Seriously, this is the reason why young drivers like Maldonado, Grosjean, Perez etc are getting out of hand. The team management these days act like annoying mothers. No wonder it seems like these young drivers 'mentally revolt' and crash/spin just to p!ss them off. Also, they then try extra hard to please their parental mentality teams, which leads to even more crash/spins.
Don't hire, but if you hire for money... then you deserve all the lost points. It's not the drivers fault for being green, it's the teams fault for being greedy.
And Mclaren, they simply take the cake for trying to mould everything to their creepy corporate robot mentality, that simply discourages real drivers personalities to shine.
They tried to "Groom" JP Montoya, who packed up and left for America out of frustration.
They tried to "Groom" Kimi Raikkonen, who made close to zero mistake in a Sauber in his rookie year.
They tried to "Groom" Fernando Alonso, who was the current back to back World Champion.
They tried to "Groom" Lewis Hamilton, who they still treat as a 13 year old boy who walked up to Ron.
And now they seem to already have a "Let's GROOM Perez memo" project.
Mr.Mclaren, the 3 "current" Great World Champions were really happy to run away from your foster home... so Stop Grooming people. More to the point, STOP HIRING drivers for your race winning cars if you think they are not ready. Mr.Luca had already warned you about Perez, so suck it up & allow him to deliver, adjust & perform his own way.
Also, if Mclaren had doubts, why the hell couldn't they wait till the season was over to "confirm" their driver. It's not like Perez, Hulkenberg, DiResta etc were being auctioned off like crazy on ebay. Here too, Mclaren tried to screw Hamilton, their current WDC, by playing the one-upmanship game by ruining his announcement day to Mercedes. They wanted to show Hamilton who is dad by announcing Perez first. Extremely poor taste.
Serves them right for thinking F1 is a TV reality show if Perez turns out to be a dud. But, first, my only concern is that they'll suck the passion out of him before he starts performing according to his own personal style.
Edited by BackOnTop, 08 November 2012 - 07:12.