Originally Posted by UltimateBMW
McLaren definitely profited from having a World Champion in their own car, so they absolutely cared.
McLaren's priority is always in winning the WCC, not the WDC. Williams is the same, as was Lotus, back in the Chapman era. Sure, as a by product, they will make what they can out of one of their drivers being WDC, but, there's no trophy in the cabinet at Woking for a WDC
Ferrari have always concentrated more on the WDC than the WCC.