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Re: Brazil Saturday
Posted by: IanSmithISA
Date: 17/11/2019 11:25
Good morning,

Hopefully it is only being reported and is not true. :-)

If it is true then Williams would get a small amount from their 3rd places in 2013 and 2014, but it wouldn't really help them or anyone else.

It does seem that this would create a strong top tier of perhaps four teams who can have good and bad years but remain well funded; Merc, Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren with Renault and Alfa having an occasional boost from a lucky season as neither team seems to be funded well enough to actually win. Toro Rosso, Racing Point, Williams and Haas scoring points but excluded from this pot for a long time, quite possibly permanently.

In 2018 Williams' group salary cost was just under 70m ($93m) , clearly Merc's etc would be higher as they have more people. So will we see some of the bigger teams lose employees to meet the cost cap and then over the next few years create new roles with salaries significantly lower then they are now?

There are many F1 roles that are very well paid in comparison to similar jobs in other industries, so once a new norm is established they would still be attractive.

As the power unit development costs are not capped, any money that Merc and Ferrari save on their team can simply go into power unit development, with car development restricted small power unit advances would be very valuable.

The big loser here would be Renault who seem to want to fund a relatively low cost F1 program and possibly Honda who have no or little income from their F1 project.

Bye

Ian

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