Originally Posted by MrClean335i
You are stupid if you think they had the same car... I bet you think Alonso and Massa have the same car as well.
Yeah, the team has no interest in having both drivers succeed so they give one driver a fast car and the other driver the slow car. They obviously would rather have one driver finish 1st and the other 12th. It makes total sense.
In reality, what happens is that they design the car around their best driver and hope that the second driver can score with it as well. It was very public information that Schumi was driving a car designed around Button during the first year with MercedesGP. The one I really wonder about is McLaren... Button and Hamilton couldn't have more drastically different driving styles but they both do very well. In their case, I suppose the car is very good but tire management and finesse vary in importance from track to track.