Read this after writing that.
The argument for "genius":
There is a school of thought that McLaren did not need to do the stepped nose because they anticipated the 2012 rules in their 2011 design and thus have an already well sorted concept.
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
-- Bertrand Russell
To make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.
-- Carl Sagan