Only the best of the legal cars... he also asked for more £££ which Frank didn't fancy, although he should have stuck with Damon, HHF wasn't exactly an improvement! Frank also has an odd habit of preventing many of his title winners defend the title in his cars.
That was what was always odd. His viewpoint was always that the WCC was more important that the WDC. To me, it's a 3-legged stool. You need the car, the driver and the team. If any part comes up short, it doesn't work. Sorry, Frank. Have to disagree with you on this one.
The driver is the public face of the team. Usually most people don't know who Williams, Patrick Head, Christian Horner, John Booth, Eric Boullier, et al are. But, one of the things that sponsorships are based on is the public image. The fact that that public image is associated with a championship-winning driver makes it a big deal, in my estimation. However, the point is that even with a great car, you can't just plug a non-talent into the seat.
Edited by flatlander48, 02 March 2013 - 19:07.