If you make a claim, please be prepared to back it up with references rather than ask others to do your work for you. Calling them lazy for failing to do something that is your responsibility is compounding laziness with hypocritical rudeness.
First of all i am not making a claim, i was posting something that is common knowledge in recent formula1 history.
second, in some way you are right, that sometimes links are needed,
but not in all cases, there is something which can be seen as common/basic f1 knowledge.
that with alonso santander and MM came to mclaren is a common fact.
about the sponsoring money there are only rumours.
it was said, that the santander sponsoring is worth 10 mio/euros a year and the contract is five years long.
about MM was said that the contract was worth 3 mio/year.
for example the silverstone gp of 2007 was also sponsored by santander, which costed santander 8,5 mio/euros. (that is also not very hard to find)
I am not going to post here links (coz that can be seen as common knowledged in recent f1 history), but it was easy for me to find those numbers, and i think that it wont be hard for anybody else to do it, if anybody doesnt believe me.
i have posted hints, if there are people who are not aware of that, that they can look up, but i am not going to do their homeworks.
In other cases, where we talk about not so well known facts, i will always post links, thats for sure.
Edited by YellowHelmet, 07 August 2011 - 09:12.