F1 » Mosley: Budget cap would have worked

Former FIA president Max Mosley claims that it was unfortunate that circumstances derailed his pl;ans to introduce a spending cap on F1 teams.

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cknopp - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 3:22 PM


MM oversaw the hobbling of Ferrari as well.

Todt had done nothing but ask the F1 circus for more money.

At least Mosley had vision and conviction.

Dylan - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 4:27 PM

If they could implement a law in which no team could gett payed for a seat and that all drivers should have a salary it would be a huge step forward. The problem is the costs are out of hand and the drivers coming in are not the best available but the ones who can pay to cover the costs. Ban that and start reverse engineering this madness from that point.

i remember - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 6:32 PM

Costs are high because Mr Mosley here created rules that make aerodinamic development paramount. He refused time and time again cheap solutions like a return of the ground effects, and instead capped the engines, to "reduce costs" wich ironically for him, made aero even MORE important!

So now we have teams spending MILLIONS to get a few tenths out of the aero, and whoever gets them dominates, like Red Bulls has been doing, only being hampered this year a bit by tires created on purppose to make life harder for the teams so that races are not decided in the first corner, like always.

Those who talk bad about Todt, yes, he allowed that monstruosity that is the DRS, but at least he banned the boferest inducing stupid refuellings.

fish fingers - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 7:23 PM

Even Luca wants the caps now.

re an earlier post, I dont think its fair to blame MM for the spate of crashes after he took over, something had to be done to limit the cars and it was just luck that there were not more serious accidents in the years before he took power. Raltzenburger didn't die because of rule changes and Senna was certainly driving beyond the limits of the Williams for the first 3 races trying to stay in contention with the cheating Benettons.

shaken - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 8:27 PM

Its F1's greatest tragedy and loss that Max couldnt push the budget cap through. There is no doubt Williams and the other "2nd Division" teams would now be winning races if not the F1 crown(s).

jarvissimo - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 9:16 PM

The FIA are SUPERPOSED to be in charge of sporting regulations only. Team budgets would not be a problem if the revenue created by the sport went back into the sport, not being used to service the massive bank loans taken out by CVC to buy the commercial rights.


October 23, 2012 1:07 AM
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Max once said a few years ago that he would write a book about his time in F1. He said the most powerful lawyers in the world would then be needed. Maybe this strong dictator(Max) could be stronger and do what he said he would do. Write the book you punk. Instead of stepping into the limelight to discount someone(Todt)who has been working towards a more transparent FIA.

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