All down the the company name rule, as Mercedes GP were trading as Brawn Mercedes GP Ltd last year, and mid way thru the season they changed their company name to Mercedes GP GmhH. In 2008 they were Honda Racing then they changed their chassis name and company name and entry name. Its all complicated to explain.moyboy wrote:I think your values might be a little inflated. Didn't Brawn miss out on Honda's €20m for finishing P9 and then Mercedes took Brawns €50m for P1. Granted, that is two different years but the there couldn't have been that much of a change.
Im not happy with it as well, but it is essencially down to the fact that it gives the smaller teams something to search for, and ill put it this way, makes you compeditive dosnt it, mekes you race hard and fast, do or die style.TzeiTzei wrote:I don't like the huge gap between P10 and P11. I would have thought that it would be good for the sport (and Bernie) to have 12 competitive teams instead of four mobile chicanes on the track. That 50 million is something like the annual budget of Virgin and HRT. Besides the top10 teams wanting as much money as possible, what is the benefit for not really supporting the backmarkers financially. With such a difference between the budgets of the midfielders and backmarkers, you will end up in a situation where in a few year teams like Virgin and HRT call it a day with lack of funds and/or success.
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