I think it is important to put the team into the current financial context of the owner
. The economics are 180° from the dark period when the big manufacturers left the sport.
It is worth to point out that the Chairman's Letter in the 2014 Annual Report starts like this...
In last year’s season, our Silver Arrows won everything that was to be won in
Formula1 racing: the drivers’ championship and the constructors’ championship.
That’s a fantastic achievement – for which our drivers and our engineers in
Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart worked with great determination and perseverance.
But it isn’t just our motorsport colleagues who in recent years have
made good progress step by step, but the entire Daimler Group.
All in all the financial foundation of the F1 Team is excellent.