On merit is easy, do as RB were able to with a weak Renault and compete and not be gifted a 1-3 due someone’s misfortune. I don’t see any reason why they can design a car like RB did to be extremely good at track were Mercedes arent and go for the glory a couples out. Better then just always ploughing around in 6-8th.
Considering the engines have all gotten closer, moreso the reason they should be as good a RB were with Renault or at least way closer then have been. All this talking down IMO only hurts motivation when you’re striving for mediocre performance.
How in the world is that $@(&(@ MCLAREN? They have a great driver lineup, a decent engine that’s won gps on merit and closed the gap more since.. talent out the ting yang in manufacturing and design.
Already the team saying they can’t to a podium just means, they set their target in design to low... they proved last year that made a mens to their earlier problems now go for it!!!
If they are more then 3-4ths off the 2nd best team this year then that’s an utter failure.
If they don’t get a top 3 once in qualifying then they really need to strive for better all over the internal structure and team. If they hold the course to where they were last year, that has to be considered disappointing.
Edited by Paco, 11 February 2020 - 17:20.