F1 » Mosley: Resource restriction just lip service

As teams face an uncertain future financially, Max Mosley has blamed his successor as FIA president for failing to take a stronger stance against over-spending in F1.

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September 02, 2013 11:29 AM

I was very much pro todt as a result of his efforts for Peugeot and Ferrari. however, he really has underperformed and has not stood up when required to do so. time for a change, methinks.


September 02, 2013 11:43 AM

Max was a solicitor and barrister so knows his legal stuff. He was best qualified for the issue and its a pity he had to leave. His private life was his private life - no one elses business. It was like Bill Clinton (former US President), was a damn good president but instead, his affair with Monica Lewinsky was making daily worldwide headlines.


September 02, 2013 11:54 AM

There will never be any agreement on cost cutting, the top teams have plenty of money and want to keep there advantage, the middle teams struggle on going nowhere and the back of the grid comes and go's as and when Bernie needs to bump up numbers to keep to his agreements. There will never be a level playing field because there are too many huge egos and huge budgets that want to stay where they are, they don't care about the rest so there won't ever be any agreement, it's a case of we're OK b....r everbody else.


September 02, 2013 12:09 PM

I'd be quite happy to see a cost reduction to help the smaller teams and make the business more sustainable BUT why should the bigger teams be hobbled?
If they're willing to invest more to be successful and they can sustain it good for them.
Real Madrid have just spent £85M on a guy who is quite good a kicking a ball, is it unfair that Partick Thistle couldn't afford him or is it just a bit naive to think that sport (just like life) is a level playing field?


September 02, 2013 2:31 PM
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If Mosley is speaking you should cover your ears. and richard if you are talking about Merc and their lack of serious punishment I suggest you look at what mr mosley did to save teams and supposedly the series. He gave handouts of the highest order and allowed entry of teams that should never have been on the grid. The SOB should write the book he promised and show the world how he manipulated F1 for years.


September 02, 2013 2:51 PM

rob. I didn't say that mosley was great, but at least he did more than todt! and that is the point. bm (before mosley) was balestere who also helped certain teams and drivers. mosley only got in thanks to Bernie....all part of the wider game. but at least in balesteres time, fledgling teams and private teams were acceptable, and out of those little seeds, some mighty acorns grew!


September 02, 2013 2:57 PM

Those acorns were serious about entry into the highest level of racing. Not taking a handout in hopes that sponsors would fill their coffers with millions of dollars. I am not opposed to new teams but they should have a business plan that does not base their success on handouts or consessions from the larger teams.

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