F1 » Ecclestone: Teams need to refocus

F1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone has hinted at the introduction of a budget cap if spending in the sport continues to run out of control.

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racing-doc - Unregistered

March 12, 2012 9:50 AM

I guess if there is a budget cap we could just run "star in a reasonably priced car" and send them around the Top Gear track. The better funded teams can crash more cars, more aggressive racing and everybody would win. Except we wouldn't be quite at the pinnacle of motor sport would we. I think its pot calling kettle black...

Caroline - Unregistered

March 12, 2012 10:11 AM


If the teams needed less money to go racing, less would have to be raised from circuits and broadcasters to give to them.

Remember 20 years ago a team could win both championships on US$15 million ... Now the top teams spend that re-profiling the wing mirrors.

Calvin _

March 12, 2012 11:10 AM

Caroline, I think that even if the racing got cheaper, it would still cost the circuits the same, because the money that BE charges is primarily to recover the huge cost of investment that CVC made when buying F1 from him. That is after all why CVC employed him to do the job he is doing. I think the amount the teams get paid is secondary to that objective.

Vexed - Unregistered

March 12, 2012 11:19 AM

Bernie is one of the biggest reasons for cost inflation and one of the few profiteers from racing, nice comments Bernie. Maybe take less share more would have been better for you personally.

Evelcyclops - Unregistered

March 12, 2012 11:25 AM

This is an early April fools right?

Our favourite GPs have a constant 'doubt' cycle owing to the extortionate fees this objectionable twunt imposes on them.

For christs sakes, we are losing SPA to once every two years!!! FFS!

Time to retire sir, i'm sure the shareholders love you bernie, and i have a lot of respect for your ability to keep working into your eighties. But its time to start listening to your own teachings.

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