Some few thoughts on the at Mclaren.
If it were a company that was at the forefront of its business and suddenly started posting bad results what would be the first thing to do- Mostly likely answer would be to fire the CEO
A football team turning in bad results would...... Most likely answer would be fire the Manager or Coach
Both approaches are Knee Jerk and most times do not often produce the desired results. Granted that sometimes it may work but whenever it does it is most likely that the new person identifed the root cause of the problem and sorted it out. That is what make a manager great. There is an inherent problem in Mclaren and no one has identified what it is yet and till the root cause is identified then the stroy will be all the same. The car performance is just secondary. A team that exists to win championships should look at its recent history and understand that its problem is core not just a design error. Maybe the staff are demotivated. Maybe the company policy is demoralizing, maybe people are not given room to express themselves. This often happens in places where everything is run off a template. people will get disenfranchised and just turn up for work without actually working. I have no first hand information if this is the problem at MTC but I feel there is an underlying issue at Woking. I never liked Whitmarsh and really cant lose any sleep of him being relieved of his positon but has that solved the problem? I think not. I can list a string of things that seem very strange that have happened within this team in the last 6 years for anyone to see that the problem is core not just with the car performance
Box call error in China 2007. Why would anyone let Lewis circulate when his tyres were shot
Various pit stop debacles in 2012
Wrong mounted suspension in 2013 Jerez test
Bringing in Lewis late to change to slicks in Brazil 2008 that almost cost him the title
Not pitting Lewis under the safety car in Silverstone 2008
When Lewis was penalized in Spain for insufficent fuel after qualy in 2012 the started him from the back why not let him start from the pit and change his setup to aid overtaking. Something redbull did successfully with Vettel that same year over the same reason.
Pitting Jensen to come out in traffic...this happens all the time
Maybe I should move this post to the whats wrong with Mclaren thread as it is more suited to that thread