bhall II wrote:
Is anyone really surprised? Given a token budget to just go through the motions - £30 million
- Manor's participation this year has been mostly about collecting the income Marussia earned last year - $60 million
if you'd ask me what my wild free guess would be, it is that they're abandoning ship because they realise they've been had.
the 'new' owner - the investor they had that made them survive debt-free to participate in the '15 season - might have double-crossed them giving them the idea 'he' bought it with the intention of having the team survive and continue, grow.
Instead, it could be it was just playing them untill the end of the season to be sure the owner bags the prize money and then it's goodbye guys, thanks for participating.
I'd say they're not having any of it so they say scr*w you and show that they're not part of the game the owner is playing.
the mid-season renault switch indication and fixing a merc and williams deal behind booth and lowdon's back might be an indication the 'owner' is playing a game in which he doesn't include them. Smoke and mirrors? That would mean the owner actually played Merc aswell......then again, perhaps merc actually sensed such a thing and chose to play along so they could find a way out of supplying RedBull, who knows.
end story is that - surprise surprsie - Bernie actually was fully right in his stance against Manor/Marussia. Not because he's an ass, well, perhaps he is, but, because bernie actually knows what he's doing.
i wonder what's gonna happen now.