F1 » New Concorde to balance bigger pay-out with bigger calendar

The latest version of F1's Concorde Agreement looks set to be a case of 'give and take' for the teams.

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F1init - Unregistered

May 26, 2012 12:22 PM

What a CROCK of S+++. FIAsco again, FIArrari still getting the BUNG.
Ferarri may have been around since day 1 but they spent years in the wilderness whilst McLaren and others were doing the business. The other teams are mugs to sign up to Ferrari getting more dosh. F1 will never br really credible until the money is dealt out equally.
Teams, Fans, Followers and Sponsors robbed by another Bernie stitch up yet again!

Mikey - Unregistered

May 26, 2012 3:25 PM

To me giving the top teams and especially Ferrari bonus payments for involvement in the sport is just plain stupid Like already said Ferrari may have a great history in the sport but so do McLaren, Williams etc...
Equal payment across the teams to keep thinks simple and fair among everyone involved can only be best give this agreement a few years and it will al be questioned again when certain teams are unhappy with it and want extra money like Ferrari.

Also more than 20 races may be nice for fans but the poor guys have to do the dirty work behind the scenes should be getting more money how can you expect some of the guys shifting the gear around from track to track to have a life away from the sport when there paid so little compared to the drivers.


May 26, 2012 4:20 PM

Bernie is said to want the top teams to provide customer cars to the back markers. FIA want more money. Briatore writing rules. This is going to be a Concorde with a huge battle.

Caroline - Unregistered

May 26, 2012 6:55 PM


"Ferarri may have been around since day 1"

Technically not accurate, as Ferrari didn't turn up for the first race ... Which is oddly enough the main reason the Concorde agreement exists, to protect the race promoters from teams picking and choosing when, and when not to turn up.


May 26, 2012 8:33 PM

Extra races would mean extra work for the ordinary staff, but will the teams give them extra money as a reward, considering that it's not as if the staff have anywhere else to go? Doesn't seem like a deal which rewards the people it punishes the most.

JJ - Unregistered

May 27, 2012 4:12 AM

McL and Williams I would think be raising questions. Sure they might have been around since Ferrari, but they still have a history. Williams must feel really left out since they have been around but are not getting the same deal as McL. I wonder what kind of deal Sauber, Lotus or any of the other mid runners got.

The bottom 3 teams must really be hating life. How does this deal promote other new teams (or the existing bottom teams) to enter/stay in the sport if they are left with peanuts of the prize $ at the end of the day. How are they expected to improve?


May 27, 2012 7:42 AM

Apart from the problems that F1/CVC plans has encountered up to now (both Mercedes and the FIA not being game to BE) the following might be of interest.
Team's represented on the board will be, FERRARI (Luca Di Montezemolo) Red Bull (Dietrich Mateschitz) and an executive from mclaren the most logical choice would be (Ron Dennis) but BE would want/prefer/do all he can mclaren's seat would be taken by his ally the Crown Prince of Bahrain who owns fifty percent of mclaren.

KGBVD - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 8:29 PM

Are ppl here serious? F1 is Ferrari, just as baseball is the Yankees, hockey is the maple leafs, and football is Greenbay (or ManU, depending :P).

Some teams mean more than others, Ferrari means more to F1 than McLaren and Williams, much more than Sauber, and much, much more than Toro Rosso, Force India, et al. (HRT and the like are worth NOTHING).

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