F1 » Mallya eyeing Abu Dhabi F1 finale chance


Force India team principal Vijay Mallya believes the double points on offer in Abu Dhabi will help keep the team in the fight for fifth place in the constructors' championship

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Taz

September 01, 2014 11:30 AM

His comments just highlight what a complete and utter nonsense double points are.

Money awarded at the end of the year should be on merit, FI have probably stopped developing the car as usual and are hoping one of the worst rule changes in years will gift them more money.

Taz

September 01, 2014 12:43 PM

richard: taz. do you not feel sorry for him? he has to get the money to pay all his disgruntled ex pilots and airline staff


I think you'll find he didn't bother paying them.

mrfill

September 01, 2014 1:01 PM

He doesn't 'need' the money. UB group are the 3rd biggest distillers in the world, own a pharmaceutical company, sell fertilisers and IT consultancy among other interests.

Maliya's net worth at 2013 was $750m. Hardly scraping the barrel for a cup of tea level.

richard

September 01, 2014 1:35 PM

mrfill: He doesn't 'need' the money. UB group are the 3rd biggest distillers in the world, own a pharmaceutical company, sell fertilisers and IT consultancy among other interests.

Maliya's net worth at 2013 was $750m. Hardly scraping the barrel for a cup of tea level.


then why did he have to sell off his distillery last year? and why was he not paying his staff ?

107SS2009

September 01, 2014 2:03 PM

mrfill: He doesn't 'need' the money. UB group are the 3rd biggest distillers in the world, own a pharmaceutical company, sell fertilisers and IT consultancy among other interests.

Maliya's net worth at 2013 was $750m. Hardly scraping the barrel for a cup of tea level.


Vijay Mallya's ship is sinking, and sinking fast.

csmith

September 01, 2014 5:24 PM

This is the only welcome distraction for vijay who has losses in everything else. Even this team probably has some financial involvement from the sahara owner subrato roy who is in jail for months due to fraud. His turn around of this team is remarkable though and it is good to see developing countries have teams in F1. But Im not sure if this team can escape all the bullets fired at him and Sahara

107SS2009

September 01, 2014 8:16 PM

Mallya is being squeezed incrementally, his ability to raise cash to fund the team will get tougher, interesting was the visit of the Mexicans to the Silverstone factory during the shutdown.

sprulz

September 02, 2014 11:37 PM

Thing is, Force India is a separate entity and isn't owned by UB, unlike Mallya's IPL team. It's actually owned by Mallya himself so it's his personal money. But obviously his wealth isn't an endless pit and it looks unlikely that he'll have much control post-2015. You never know, maybe he'll turn his focus to F1 now that UB is going to be eaten up by Heineken and Diageo.

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