..... This came out of nowhere, really. It may give a whole new meaning to the Hamilton career mistake thread too. Plus all this 2 weeks before Jerez. Unsettling.
These are big moves but I don't think they came out of nowhere... some might even say they expected them sooner (me being one of those).
Not that I don't like Brawn- I do... but the fact is that other than the Brawn GP semi season domination and victory in 2009, which could be argued was an anomoly, his recent guidance has under delivered and over excused. They have trended downward as each season has progressed and changes made to reverse the trend have not worked.
Perhaps 2013 will be the turn around year for this team but given their track record, the board seems more confident that a fresh start is more likely to produce better results than the devolution this crew has becomeknown for. I can't fault that logic.
If they don't rework this team now, and they have another bad season in 2013, then 2014 (and the new engine) will likely suffer as well. It's much easier to justify another bad (2013) with a new crew working for the future. If this team does have a great season, despite their conservative estimates, there's certainly grounds to suggest it was too little too late.