He has got his numbers wrong. Brackley, where the racing team is situated, has around 1000 employees and the Brixworth, where the engine division is situated, has over 500 employees. Brixworth is NOT just F1 anymore. The same division is working for Formula E project too.Pyrone89 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:46 pmHe was talking explicitly about the aero department. I mentioned it as chassis side, but he himself said aero department and them being able to work on 3 models (years) at the same time.
https://www.wheels24.co.za/FormulaOne/t ... s-20190311
According to journalist Dieter Rencken, who each year collates the financial figures for Racefans.net, the cost of keeping two cars on track in the championship is around 100 million euros.
Team budgets in 2018:
1. Ferrari (2nd in constructors championship) -- $410 million (361 million euros) total 950 employees + 480 in engine department
Receives the largest part of the sport's commercial revenues redistributed by F1 on account of the team's historic status in the sport. Backed also by cigarette manufacturers Philip Morris via their "Mission Winnow" project.
2. Mercedes (1st)
-- $400 million (352 million euros) total 950 employees + 500 in engine department
Daimler-Benz's F1 activities are split into two -- Mercedes GP for race operations and the powertrains, operating independently.
3. Red Bull (3rd)
-- $310 million (272 million euros)
Link -> Mercedes F1 team to support Formula E project
Mercedes will develop its Formula E powertrain at its Brixworth engine base, which has been responsible for its dominant Formula 1 power unit in recent years, and will now “expand its scope of attention to include the unique challenges of Formula E”.