Points mean prizes and McLaren are well down the list of this years prizewinners. A lower position in the WCC will also affect how much sponsors pay, as the team gets less airtime etc etc. At a guess, I'd say McLaren will have halved their money from Bernie this year - possible losses £20m or so. McLaren have lost Vodafone and the new major sponsor may well be paying a lot less, once current results are taken into account. Despite his bluster, Button could well lose £10 or more from his contract for next year, as McLaren know they can pick up a 'fairly good' driver and pay him less than £1m for 2014.
well i thought Ferrar1-f1-fan tried to say that they were the big loosers in the new concorde agreement in terms of money. I understood that they don't get the same amout of money because they signed a worse contract than they had.
But i agree to what you said, the team is in financial trouble because of the lack of points (not because they signed a bad contract with bernie). And i have to agree to the Vodafone thing. In that view the Honda deal was crucial for the team
Edited by nosecone, 03 October 2013 - 23:41.