Alonso is not Hamilton or Vettel as much as you want us to believe.Siao7 wrote:I'd say that Dennis leaving has had the biggest effect on the team. Hamilton left, but teams can survive the drivers leaving, someone else is going to be signed to drive. Arguably they covered that with Alonso, a driver as good if not better than Lewis (lets not get into that).Pullrod wrote:McLaren(the winning and positive team) died the moment Hamilton went to Mercedes. He took away from Woking the winning mentality, the positivity, the passion and the FANS.
Nobody is 150% committed in this NEW McLaren project and the team is chock-full of mercenaries, impostors and lazy engineers/personnel.
People are seeing it now but I saw it since the beginning but nobody wanted to believe me. They are a failure and only a Radical change(not the engine) can give the McLaren's name some dignity.
And if they want to do Indy or other extra activities, at least they should have the decency to change the team's name to something else.
But Dennis not being involved has had a bigger effect. The guy ran a very tight ship, I knew someone working there and the stories were that when Dennis was walking around the place even your desk had to be clean, not even a coffee stain on it. He was very strict, respected, but very strict. He wouldn't tolerate failure and everyone was giving their maximum. Now they seem like ghosts of their former team
He is too divisive and not suitable to a long cycle of success.(Read Nico Rosberg latest words on WHY no top team will touch him)
Look at Mercedes. You can bet they will not sleep just to fix their car. Same with Vettel and Ferrari, meanwhile in McLaren they have their head elsewhere and are not walking in the same direction.