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clondike You haven't really thought this through, F1 just like any other racing series is dependent on it's market i.e. the fans, punters, tv watchers, call us what you like but dont be abusive. Q. Where does the majority of the money that runs the teams come from? A. Sponsorship. Q. Are those sponsors there from the goodness of their hearts? A. Definately not. Q. Why do they pour money into the sport then? A. It is all to do with marketing, the more you give a team the more prominent your brand is displayed on clothing, cars and equipment, a main sponsor will have their name incorporated into the team's name such as Vodafone, Petronas, AT&T and Red Bull. These main sponsors even have the drivers contracted for so many days a year for marketing purposes. The more succesfull a team is on the track the easier it is for it to secure sponsorship because that sposnor will have greater exposure to the watching public than with a lower team, for instance it would be intersting to know wha

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