Why BGP were good..
1) Mclaren and Ferrari- They had a great 2008, battling for the title honours all season, spent all season developing the car, and inevitably they lagged behind on 2009 car development. It was until Germany were both teams started to fight with Brawn and Red Bull.
2) Honda’s bad 2008- Honda had a poor 2008, and wrote off car development mid-season. That meant they could concentrate on 2009 development and had a great car. That leads me on to the next point..
3) Honda’s budget- The BGP 001 was nearly finished by the time Honda pulled out, so they made full use of Honda’s budget. They had a lot of money to develop the car, and that lead on to the..
4) Double Diffuser- Brawn had made and pioneered the double diffuser. Their main rivals Red Bull didn’t have it at the start off the season. Had they, they would have been with Brawn from the start, and it could be a different story..
Why MGP aren’t so good..
1) Red Bull, Mclaren and Ferrari- Best drivers, superior cars, most money, what more can you ask for.
2) BGP’s great 2009- Brawn had a fantastic 2009. But despite that, they were pushed by Red Bull and kept having to develop their car. Their 2010 car was well off the pace, they didn’t have enough money either to develop the car.
3) Manpower- Because of Brawn’s budget, they couldn’t afford to employ lots of men, and struggled to develop their 2009 car annd their 2010 at the same time. MG also tried to use this manpower, and it didn’t work.
4) Bad Base Car- Like Mclaren and Ferrari in 2009, Brawn spent so much money researching their 2009 car, and they had a bad base for a 2010 car. That lead to poor base for a 2011 car. If you look at the RB7, it has evolved from the RB5.