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Posted by: shriekback
Date: 22/03/2019 07:59
Williams doesn't deserve other team's charity.

I'm not sure what you mean when you say this. In any case, if one or more teams were to offer Williams some help, it would definitely not be "charity." It is in no one's best interest--certainly not that of the other teams--for there to be a team that it totally out of the competition, much less for the field to shrink to 9 teams.

In truth, of course, Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull really only needs to beat each other to win. They each certainly prefer to be able to claim they have to best 9 to do so, however. They thus all have a self-interest in doing what they can to keep Williams around and in the mix at least to the point that they can drum up and keep the sponsors they need to pay the bills.

That's the conflict that troubles the effort to reform the sport going into 2021. The top teams do not want to do anything that really threatens their primacy in the sport.On the one hand, they'd rather not have to go up against 9 other teams with a real chance to win. On the other hand, a series with only 3 competitors is not viable, so they can't resist all reform either.

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