Bringing the Prancing Horse back to prominence and bagging a boatload of cash might have been tempting, but in the end it would probably have been a giant headache that Newey doesn't need right now. He's got the run of the roost at Milton Keynes and more money than anyone would ever need. No surprise here.
Exactly, Red Bull need the Mercedes cars to be crippled to win. Considering the facts that the rear braking was well down due to failure of the MGU-K and that this lost Rosberg drive power the Red Bull cars did not fare very well.
I think it is fair to say though that Mercedes' engine is miles better than Red Bulls, and they're holding off a lot of teams they really shouldn't have based on their pre-season. Haven't they been top non-Merc qualifier at every round as well?
I'm pretty sure but for being stuck behind the one stopping Force India's we'd have seen a Red Bull 1-2 at Canada. For a fair indication of how good the chassie Newy built is you need to look at where Vettel was compared to the Merc's before the first pit stop. Not massivly close but well ahead of others and when you think they are running the weakest engine on an engine reliant track you have to come to the conclusion Newy has done a good job.