|Aldo Costa with Ross Brawn|
The team that has been put together by Ross Brawn and Norbert Haug in consultation with Michael Schumacher, includes technical geniuses like Bob Bell, Aldo Costa and Geoff Willis. These technical gurus have a combined experience spanning numerous championships, won with teams like Williams, Red Bull Racing, Ferrari, McLaren Mercedes and Benneton / Renault.
Another very experienced former Formula 1 driver, Gerhard Berger agreed to the APA news agency saying that, "I don't think those two (Lauda and Wolff) have had any influence on the performance of the car. Why? Because this car predates their time. But we must not underestimate the power of fresh wind."
The 1996 world champion, Damon Hill, believes that the improvement in the pace of the car comes from the fact that they have had a lot more time designing it than the other front running teams have had. He was reported by the Sun as saying, "I think Ross Brawn had decided 'Listen this year (2012) is a write off.'
"By the looks of things they'd been focusing on 2013 (during 2012) and pretty much shelved 2012. They'd looked worse than they are." (GMM)