The FIA, headed by a son of a former union fascist, Max Mosely as President and commercial rights endorser Bernie Ecclestone, have insisted on a $65-million annual budget for team and car development in 2010 (NASCAR-like) from the existing $245-million to over $300-million budget this year.
The budget, personally, is ridiculous if you look at it closely. That’s half of the staggering cost of Cristiano Ronaldo who was bought by Real Madrid from Manchester United at a staggering $130 million! And a team that races and travels around the world certainly deserves a bigger budget, according to Red Bull driver and drivers’ association president Mark Webber in his blog.
FOTA has criticized the FIA of its decision to go ahead with the proposed budget for the 2010 calendar insisting that such an amount is impossible for manufacturing teams to be competitive. While the association agrees that costs have to be cut down due to unstable market values, it should be done in a timely manner.
Today FOTA, having had enough of Mosley, has decided to finally create a breakaway series of their own come 2010.
The teams’ association headed by Ferrari, includes Renault, BMW Sauber, McLaren,
Perhaps looking to bring back old glory is Williams and looking forward to bring glory is Force
Who needs has-been Williams and bottom-dweller Force
Lines have been drawn and I agree with Petrol head Steve Slater that it looks like Jenson Button is going to be the last Formula 1 champion after all.