The F1 Commission this week failed to act on the issue of the sport’s struggling small teams.
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Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1’s record for the highest-paying grand prix host.
F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who is close to the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, cited ‘sources’ in reporting that Qatar looks set to pay about $78 million a year beginning with its first race no later than 2017.
F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.
The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one.
Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.
Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down.
An extreme proposal to equalise engine performance in F1 does not even have the support of Renault works team Red Bull
As Renault and Ferrari struggle to get even close to Mercedes at the start of the new V6 era, the German manufacturer is under pressure to agree to relax the so-called development ‘freeze’ so that its rivals have a chance to catch up.
Bernie Ecclestone has hit back with fury at a letter demanding talks with F1’s small teams in Abu Dhabi this weekend
Since backmarkers Caterham and Marussia hit their troubles, the sport’s next-smallest teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber have been bemoaning the inequality of power and income, and even threatening to boycott races.
Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to clamp down on the proliferation of internet journalists in F1
After controversially rubbishing the power of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter last week, the F1 supremo is now warning that online publications will find access to the paddock more difficult in the future.
Caterham on Friday announced it will return to formula one to contest the season finale in Abu Dhabi
Earlier, reports emerged that the embattled team was preparing freight to meet this weekend’s shipping deadline for the trip to the United Arab Emirates capital, which is set to host the final round of the 2014 season.
Bernie Ecclestone has ensured the world of formula one on Friday will be discussing one thing — his controversial views
Caterham’s administrator on Friday said the team is preparing equipment to be shipped to the season finale in Abu Dhabi
Having missed Austin and Brazil, the beleaguered outfit will fail to hit its $3.7m crowdfunding target for a return in Abu Dhabi, which Bernie Ecclestone insists is necessary in order to keep the official team entry alive.
Friday’s deadline looks set to come and go without Caterham raising the $3.7 million it needs through crowdfunding
The crisis of collapsing and complaining teams looks set to once again spoil plans for F1’s stock market floatation
Romain Grosjean has followed Sebastian Vettel’s lead in jumping the gun on his 2015 plans
This week, it has already emerged that although Vettel’s switch from Red Bull to Ferrari is not yet official, the German told Italian broadcaster Sky in a television feature in Brazil that he is “a driver for Scuderia Ferrari”.
Flavio Briatore thinks his friend and regular business partner Bernie Ecclestone has pulled off a masterstroke with ‘double points’ in 2014
Actually, the innovation – where the title is kept artificially alive right until the dying moments by offering twice as many points in the season finale – is highly controversial and almost universally unpopular.
Mercedes has warned it will quit formula one if moves to revive the old V8 era are successful
Amid the debate about costs driving small teams out of F1, and the separate argument about an engine development ‘unfreeze’, Bernie Ecclestone showed his hand by reiterating he is staunchly opposed to the new V6s.