What's that got to do with it? So it would be OK for Kimi to ask for custom parts if he was bringing in (more) sponsorship? The point is that other teams like Williams don't seem to need to draw into those pools to deliver a better chassis.
What's that got to do with it is that it was you who brought it up when you wrote "Ferrari are owned by FIAT and also have funds and talent diverted from their road car division to the race team."
I didn't mean to suggest you are saying/doing those things. I'm pointing out the general hypocrisy of the two ways of thinking in the two thread.
OK. You said "you", but I get it now.
If Kimi has to get on with what he has, then the Ferrari race team has to get on with what it has; no whining about Brawn or Tombazi from Scuderia fans.
Absolutely, and I don't think anyone has argued that not maximizing the potential of the current car woud be ok. Of course we expect that in any given race they try to be as good as possible. Yes, with the current car that may not be more than a 5th place, but nobody here would be excusing, e.g., sloppy strategy or pit work which turn that maximum into something even worse. (There were arguments about whether some of Kimi's pit calls were really as bad as some Kimi fans said they were, but at the same time Ferrari and Kimi fans alike were critical if something really went wrong.) At the same time, of course they have to develop the car.
Same for Kimi, he has to improve with the current car, and at the same time they have to improve it for the future.
I agree with Seanspeed, I have really grown to very much respect your postings (also and especially in the Kimi thread), and I don't understand why you don't back out of this ill conceived comparison that you started (it happens to all of us), and instead continue to scrape the bottom of the barrel despite it obviously not going anywhere good. You have shown so many times that you are better than that.
Edited by KnucklesAgain, Yesterday, 17:56.