You didn't explicitly say that, but you said this:
Also looking at that picture look how much bigger the merc sidepod is in that image. The 28 is a lot more refined. What the hell as merc been doing I thought they started work on this car early??
There's really only one way to interpret that. You think Mercedes did a bad job with the sidepods(too big) and then criticized them(what were they doing?). Like I said man, dont worry too much about the sidepod shape, cuz there's way too much fever over 'sidepod shape' lately. Be assured they have a very good reason for the sidepod shape they came up with. They have lots of resources at their disposal and they would have put that to good use. Being a top dog in F1 is difficult. Its not for lack of trying that the team hasn't acheived all they want.
Just sayin, you went overboard on the criticism there, and unless you're an engineer that knows specifically that something is wrong with what Mercedes came up with, then you have no grounds to criticize. Being an armchair aerodynamicist thats judging them on a single picture alone seems very ridiculous to me.
Well thank you for you personally few on what i thought looked like something with the sidepods in that picture, correct me if im wrong but Merc have not given me any indication that they are a good team from there track record.
This is what Mika Hakkinen has to say "I have a strong feeling McLaren is in top form this year. Like we saw in testing in Jerez, the Mercedes was not exactly up to the speed I expected them to be, so I don't see them competing too much this year." LINK
"Like I said man, dont worry too much about the sidepod shape, cuz there's way too much fever over 'sidepod shape' lately" Thats your personal view I tend to think otherwise and I think so do alot of other teams. Have you seen the Sauber and its sidepods? What about the McLaren MP4 26? It seems the teams do love to get in a FEVER over the sidepods.
And so what if im Judging the team, There is like 30+ pages of people talking/Judging what the car is going to be like. It does not mean im Bashing the team.