WhiteBlue wrote:Obviously BMW-Sauber isn't for sale at 1€. With the cost of competing going to go down it will be more interesting to buy the team. At least more than it was in2008 when Honda pulled out.
Well... that's the million dollar question, isn't it? Is the cost of competing going to go down significantly next year or not? There's not much transparency surrounding the new Concorde at present.
The Sauber comment on guaranteed revenues... purely speculative but could it hint at a bigger slice of television revenues for teams in exchange for relief from cost reductions under FOTA pressure (basically what FOTA has wanted all the while)? If so, this wouldn't be a necessarily more enticing prospect for new teams... you'd still have get competitive quickly to get a useful portion (if any) of that revenue pie. Such a scenario also wouldn't devalue the team sufficiently to render it any more affordable, because F1 would still cost as much as it did previously and the market barrier$ to entry would be similar.
All purely speculative though.