Is Max Mosley going against the will of the teams and others with his cost-cutting measures? is he so powerful nobody can't stand up to him?
Compare and decide for yourself:
Wednesday, October 8th 2008 --> Mosley: Costs threaten F1's future
"It has become apparent, long before the present economic difficulties, that Formula One was unsustainable," Mosley told the BBC.
Friday, May 23rd 2008 --> Bernie Ecclestone's letter in full
There is no financial crisis in Formula One. On the contrary, Formula One is in robust health, it enjoys the support of most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers and is sponsored by many of the world's other most prestigious brands. Revenues continue to grow, television ratings are high and demand from countries to promote a new Grand Prix continues to exceed the number of places on the calendar.
The cost of operating a successful Formula One team has risen to an unsustainable level and this is being addressed. The Formula One teams have agreed upon some cost-cutting measures, making it more viable to participate at a competitive level and with a robust and stable regulatory framework, further efficiencies should be possible. We will continue to support such initiatives.