Current Mercedes

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
Dallara have far bigger projects than making Haas chassis. They supply cars to entire series. I think we might be looking at it with our F1 blinkers on.
 

Johnny Carwash

Champion Elect
Contributor
Another constructors title in the bag.Rarely have one team had so much continuous success, credit to them for getting the job done season after season.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Credit them with spending $700 million on engine development, backed up by $400+ a year for their team. Did they earn six championships or did they buy them?
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
Contributor
Don't forget how limited the teams were in engine development, virtually guaranteeing Mercedes dominance as long as the formula lasted.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
I put on the main thread, but its right for here. this is only from 2017 because 2014 to 2016 because that was obviously the clear advantage, especially when you think that dreadful Williams aero was made competitive

but since then in 2017, Japanese gp is last 3 years in a nutshell, as a lot say they have the best car. but them & Ferrari are closer matched but what they do is maximise what they have rarely make mistakes & why germany was so huge in Mercedes as it never happened, Ferrari make too many errors, they could won in 2017 title could've won 2018 title, could've won 9 grand prix this season including every race since the summer break, but actually only ended won 3 instead of 180 point gap it could should be 50/70. case in point yesterday you would rarely if ever see Mercedes lock out the front row no reliability issues & Ferrari finish 1st & 3rd very nearly 1-2. wouldn't happen
 

Bernoulli

Test Driver
In summary: Ferrari lack leadership.

It's what they had from 1996 to 2008 which to date was there most successful spell in F1 handing them 8 constructor titles and 6 driver titles. Nowadays it's chaos which started with the arrival of Alonso. Funnily enough McLaren was in a mess during Alonso's spell there both times and got there act together after he left. Coincidence?
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
Not in my opinion no. Fernando was a good driver but seemed to want the whole team to focus on him which meant sometimes they didn't build in the right places. Just my opinion of course.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
this is pretty massive news & terrible news for force india :facepalm: (edit) racing point, if Lawrence Stroll is leaving. but the rumours have been around as why Hamilton might be off to ferrari & Mercedes without lauda thinking the only way is down as they cant do any better

but will also be bad times as there will be a lot of job losses at factory. but then every fan has known for years that the budgets are unsustainable & maybe in 2021 it might have happened anyway when the top 3 budgets will get slashed by 50%
 
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F1Brits_90

Race Winner
Confirmed then.
it would make sense. because i was discussing today if Mercedes did leave 2021 before the budget cap they would avoid the bad PR. because they are going to be big job losses on the factory side when you have to shed $200m off your budget to get under $175m cap & a management buyout gives great excuse to dodge that bullet

there is no smoke without fire about Hamilton
 

RasputinLives

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Mercedes have come out and strongly denied they are leaving F1 and selling the team to Stroll


So how early do we expect them to announce the sale going through now they feel the need to deny it? I'm going by March next year
 
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