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How many teams will remain in F1?

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Poll: How many teams will survive to be on the grid at the start of 2014? (129 member(s) have cast votes)

Your guess:

  1. 11 (32 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. 10 (50 votes [39.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.06%

  3. 9 (23 votes [17.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.97%

  4. 8 (6 votes [4.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.69%

  5. 7 (17 votes [13.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.28%

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#51 aditya-now

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 14:55

Giancarlo Minardi on the current financial trend in F1

Shedding further light on the development especially from 2014 onwards....


#52 MrPodium

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 15:01

11 - I can see Caterham sticking around. They seem to have a good work ethic. But $$$'s rule at the end of the day. Only Bernie knows the answer!

#53 aditya-now

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 15:17

Another way of putting the question is: will F1 remain in F1?

The instability is palpable, we have now one race in the end of June, one in the end of July and one in the end of August (Britain, Hungary, Belgium) with nothing in between - a very empty summer.

Red Bull is doing its own thing and does not want to be bothered with budget control.

We all can be the losers in this situation if it continues.

#54 aditya-now

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:15

According to Michael Schmidt, AMuS, as many as 5 teams could go bankrupt during this season.

It is the most dire financial situation of the sport so far, and would mean that only six teams survive - less than I even put up in the poll options.

"Two more teams, who were so far thought to be financially secure, are experiencing harder times." Marussia, Caterham, Force India, Sauber and Lotus are the five crisis candidates.

Then there is at the end of the year even McLaren: "McLaren, who are going to be hit hard by disappearance of Vodafone at the end of the year"...(and by their lack of competitiveness - my own perception).

As it looks, the new V6 engines will prove to be financially very difficult and the five aforementioned teams will need to get them much cheaper then so far thought.

Even RBR showed readiness to make amends for the first time - and Jean Todt could save F1 by limiting team budgets to much less than 200 million, otherwise it could mean the end for many teams. He has the chance to do so before June 30th, as long as there is no new Concorde Agreement.

Edited by aditya-now, 16 March 2013 - 12:18.

#55 Sakae

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 19:29

Staying the course, eight teams, which would be just fine with me.