F1 » Sauber relaxed despite Concorde delays

Sauber CEO Monisha Kaltenborn is confident that the next edition of the Concorde Agreement will eventually be signed and sealed, despite ongoing delays.

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Renegade - Unregistered

August 06, 2012 2:25 PM

@Taz it is ridiculous isn't it!

That 5% is probably more than some teams full budget, plus the chances are they will get a share of the 7.5% for being in the top 3 on top. Is it not only the top 10 that get a share of the rest of the payments? Very harsh on Marussia and HRT if they get nothing but Ferrari would get 5% even if they finished last!

It is not an even playing field and never has been, fortune always favours Ferrari.

Maxx - Unregistered

August 06, 2012 5:43 PM

It's easy, Bernie wouldn't care if any of the teams in the lower half went away. Ferrari & McClaren put the majority of the fans in the seats, they should get a bigger slice of the pie. If a few years ago the big teams would have stoud their ground with the threat of a breakaway series F-1 would have been dead by now. I doubt Red Bull or Mercedes would stay in the series with out ferrari & McClaren.


August 06, 2012 8:03 PM

rob. no other team does, unless you are inferring that merc actually make their own engines. ok, thy might have bought ilmor, and brawn, but buying their engine and chassis does not make them entitled to more, unlike ferrari who do everything in house. and by the way, nobody knows the details of concorde, so ferrari could still have veto power, (never used) and merc cannot agree terms.

LJ - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 2:15 AM

@Maxx If it was just Ferrari vs Mclaren and no other teams I'd not bother watching it. The other teams are needed and very much wanted. I have always liked Mclaren, and supported Brawn in their only year. But now I tend to focus mostly on Sauber as I like an underdog and am a big KK fan. I'm not sure Ferrari need that extra 5%, I think they're being greedy.. But they've always had more power in the sport (politically) than other teams.

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