A company with a well-established history who made a major technological breakthrough in their field a few years back, but who have been left struggling to catch up as their rivals took their work, improved it and left them in the dust, now making one big last-ditch attempt to achieve relevance.
(Thank you, I’m here all week.)
Anyway, aside from the addition of a dying mobile phone company, it’s just about business as usual for Mercedes – who have refused to make the turquoise patches on their sidepod more solid and consistent like I asked them (honestly, Mercedes, don’t you read this site? Take some advice from Sauber, why don’t you?) but have instead sprayed a few streaks of the stuff along the sides of the nose cone instead. Cute.
(Incidentally, as with the days when Benetton did it, I find the idea of a team already named after a commercial non-racing-related company having a different title sponsor thoroughly bizarre, but there you go. It’s also one of the only times I can recall of a team cramming TWO different names onto the rear wing. How gauche.)
I don’t know. Three world titles, and all of a sudden the team think it’s okay to have their car look like it’s fallen out of one of their home town of Milton Keynes’ tackier eighties-themed nightclubs at three o’clock in the morning. Tsk.