Watching the Netflix series, wow watching Williams from the garage is painful. She cried for the poor qualifying in Monaco.. seriously.. The general mood portrayed (however the creative director wanted to spin it) was very Stroll's Money and influence vs a lost team - so easy to see how the 2 together made things worse. Also, she said their budget is around 150m wow, talk about wasted money after waste money somewhere. I was also very surprised at Paddy's team meeting very early in 2018.. were slow. Yeah.. no ===== sherlock.
How can a team with 150m not be able to pay suppliers.. where in the world are they spending their money.. not on drivers as their all pay ones for a while now. What are all their staff doing if they are not building a car on time or able to pay probably the simpliest of costs if their budget is 150m...
I don't get any of this Williams mess.... sure Paddy may have under delivered speed wise this years expectation and hopefully he or someone has figured it out but seems way way more of an issue then him or her.
Perhaps, we keep hearing how Mercedes keep hiring all the good staffing.. maybe instead of budget cap.. how about a personnel cap per department. So all teams have the same amount of people working for them. So say NMT 50 in earo, NMT 50 in chassis, NMT 50 in the race track team etc.. NMT 200 in power unit group etc.
Seems ridiculous if you have 15 people designing rear view mirrors if that is the case..
I can not even being to comprehend how 150m is spent when teams like Haas are running on 40m...
So HAAS can pay Ferrari for the engines (lets say 20m), Dallara what.. 5m for design and production and crash testing.. so that leaves 15 for chassis and race operations.. lets say another 10m for race so 5 for front and rear ends and tires.
Where in the world is Williams spending their money..
20m for engines
10m for race ops and tires
5m for tub production and testing
5m for gearbox production, development and testing
8m for Aero If Dallara can develop an aero package for lets say 4m.. lets say doublt that for WIlliams
So brakes and suspension is costing what..100m??????
I do not get how Haas is able to field a car for 1/3rd of Williams budget paying relatively the same amout for engines and having to pay a supplier for their aero cand tub.. Where is Williams spending 100m and getting nothing for it?? BTW, I think the HAAS model is compeltely wrong and the biggest broken element of F1 today. I accepted for year 1.. but they shouldn't be like that at this point..
Edited by Paco, 24 March 2019 - 17:00.