BUT they cant afford it
ISLAMATRON wrote:BS, there is no reason Williams need 700 employees to be lower midfield, the teams are bloated, you dont need 1000 people to put 2 cars on the grid for less than 20 races? I dont think any of the NASCAR superteams (4 to 6 cars) have even 500 employees for 36 races... as it stands now if you cut back you slide down the field and into bankrupcy, because the Honda's of the world dont cut back they just leave altogether
So, do you imply that all those people just walk around, chat, spend time on facebook or whatever?
Apparently you do NEED that much people if you can afford it.
F1 teams have accommodated to that. Of course you can limit number of employees but it takes time. And money.
... Williams had to take an advance from BE and they burned thru Millions of their own reserve cash before that. And what do they have over the last several years to show for it, and they were getting a free deal on engines, what if they werent?
F1 is simply too expensive, for absolutely no reason, FW said himself that in 97(they won the championship that year) they didnt spend not even what the cap would be for next year 45 mil Euro.
Williams are in F1 to race, whereas Toyota is there for marketing, when the costs/benefit are too high for them they just leave whereas Williams would go bankrupt.
F1 teams have not accomodated to that... that is why we have the least amount of cars on the grid than in any other time in history. Limiting employees does not take time or money, look how all the teams got rid of their testing teams this year after banning testing( that was a FOTA idea not FIA)