Cost cutting articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Where the money goes in F1 2nd March 2009, 22:15

A fearsome battle is brewing in F1 between Bernie Ecclestone – the man who has the biggest say in where money goes in the sport – and the teams, who want a bigger slice of F1′s revenues. Money is always a hot topic in F1 as too little of the enormous revenues the sport generated […]

Max Mosley and the art of distraction 7th February 2009, 12:39

Steven Roy reckons the fuss over ‘medals’ is just a big distraction: I have come to the conclusion that it is a grand deception. There is a technique in business where you take a small problem and make it a big problem. Then solve the big problem using the extra resources you have been given […]

Williams gets ??14.5m from Ecclestone 24th January 2009, 12:20

Williams told the world it had the budget in place to compete in F1 in 2009 and 2010 at the launch of its FW31 earlier this week. But the true scale of its financial plight has been made clear as it emerged that part of that money came in the form of a ??14.5m advance […]

The state of Formula 1 in 2008 28th December 2008, 13:24

The 2008 Formula 1 season ended on a high on the track – but the shock withdrawal of Honda was a sting in the tail. With 2009 almost upon us it’s time to take stock of F1′s position as one season ends and a new year begins: the quality of the competition, the future of […]

Curtains, romance novels, bacon… is there anything NASCAR won’t brand? 15th December 2008, 12:00

Is there any kind of product you can’t buy with a NASCAR logo on? After a few minutes searching it turns out probably not…

The cost-cutting plans: engines 12th December 2008, 19:55

Among the proposals agreed by the FIA and the Formula One Teams? Association to cut costs are a range of money-saving measures targeted at the engines. The changes include an extension in engine life and severe restrictions in development. Will they achieve the goal of cutting costs while keeping F1 at the technological forefront?

The cost-cutting plans: refuelling ban

Two months ago Max Mosley rubbished FOTA?s suggestion that refuelling during F1 races could be banned. Now a refuelling ban is on the cards for 2010. What has brought about the happy change of heart at the FIA?

The cost cutting plans: tyre warmers ban

One of the surprising changes to be announced by the FIA and FOTA was the ban on tyre warmers from the beginning of 2010. These were originally going to be banned for 2009, but the change was dropped following objections from drivers. Why are they now slated to be banned again?

More signs that manufacturers are starting to favour specification racing 10th December 2008, 7:00

While Honda joins Audi and Seat in scaling back its motor racing programmes for 2009, Porsche is doing the opposite. But the German premium marque isn?t joining rivals BMW and Mercedes in Formula 1 ?ǣ it?s chosen the American Grand-Am sports car championship. What, if anything, does this tell us about F1?s appeal to car […]

Honda: a one-off or the first of many? 7th December 2008, 11:12

Did Honda drop its F1 team because it was performing too poorly to be worth keeping? Or are car manufacturers going to begin cutting their F1 teams, irrespective of how well they’re doing, to save money?