FormulaFun wrote:Johnston wrote:They offered him more money, supposedly more than Merc. However it appears they didn't change on things like PR and the trophies did they?
So in that case what was more important to Macca than the driving ability?
But wait isn't driving ability most important so why didn't they relax on the PR and trophies?
Nice of you to admit to the money thing too.
Perhaps McLaren prioritizing PR over ability has something to do with their chronic incompetence and inability to win as many Championships as any of their closest rivals. There a racing team not a modeling agency
Really? second in wins to Ferrari in 16 less years.
0.6% behind in races to wins ratio.
2nd in podiums
2nd in pole positions
Third in number of WCCs one behind williams.
I believe most front row lock outs.
and 2nd to Ferrari in WDCs.
So yeah their inability to win as much as their nearest competitors isn't doing to bad.
As for being a racing team not a modelling agency. They are a registered Business.
well, yes. There's bankruptcy, for a start. Nobody has bottomless funds, but that doesn't mean they don't value the talent, only that they might not be able to afford it. That doesn't lessen it's importance in any way.
Which means there is something more important than driving talent and we are back to money. This hasn't been about "Value of talent" but that talent isn't first and foremost.
Anyway I'm out.