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.
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.
However Mercedes GP last year only recived €20m prise money as in 2009 they saw a €50m advance from Bernie to make it from Hungary to Abu Dhabi. Bernie takes the advance off at source, next year they will recive their full €74m in full from FOM.
Brwan GP to Mercedes GP is the same rule that Lotus Racing in 2010 became Team Lotus in 2011 all down to the trading name as its the same 1Malasia F1 Team. Also the same fact that Virgin became Marussia Virgin due the the fact that it is the trading name as the real company name is Manor Racing. Its also the same ruling that Scuderia Ferrari is the main company and they have changed their trading name from Scuderia Ferrari Marlbro to Scuderia Ferrari mid season this year, and as McLaren did in 2005 with West McLaren Mercededs to Team Mclaren Mercedes.
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.
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.
I came up with this chart to make it do or die up and down the grid, as there is a larger drop from 1 to 2a and from 2a to 2b and from 2b to 3. Lets face it, €15m is alot to the likes of Mercedes and €10m is alot to the likes of Force India.