Mercedes haven't even been a team for a decade. They fired the upper admin and lead driver for failing after 3 years. Obviously they havent been firing recently because they have been winning, but its the same mindset.
Brawn wasn't fired, Brawn quit because he wasn't comfortable in the environment anymore and had his decisions undermined. Schumacher was just a consequence in the sense that they envisioned Rosberg as their future but Lauda sold them on Hamilton so Schumacher, as a support driver, had no where left to go.
From what happened to Paddy Lowe it's pretty obvious that the issue was there is only one Toto of the Ring, only one who bends it to his will, and he does not share power...whatever Lauda might think.
Edited by pitlanepalpatine, 16 January 2019 - 03:49.