The issue with finding time for me when it comes to Mercedes, is that it was clear they were already being outclassed by the midfield cars (Force India, Williams, Sauber) towards the end of the season. It's nice MGP is coming out to try and set a high bar with their improvements, but it can be counterproductive for 2013 if it turns out they suffer from the same issues that plagued 2012. They would have been better off tempering expectations by aiming for the midfield teams first since they had their hands full there. Aiming for Red Bull territory is foolish since all it does is raise expectations to a high level that is going to work against them if they don't meet them.
this doesnt make much sense.... absolutely solving the issues they had in 2012 is the only way they can find the time they are looking for.
And with the team and drivers they have, aiming for anything but Red Bull territory is unacceptable.... another season leading the midfield is gonna be another year of failure.
Edited by bauss, 31 December 2012 - 16:07.