"Formula 1" is on the verge of great change. Huge costs for the season, which helped the same teams for years to dominate the competition in the near future is ready to cut. How will this affect the participants in the championship race and the competition is not yet clear. Now the undisputed leaders in the ranking of most expensive team "Formula 1" Ferrari and the Mercedes.
last year the revenue of the organizers of the championship was 1.83 billion dollars, which is 2.5% more compared to the previous year. The market capitalization of "Formula-1" amounted to $ 10 billion, and it is a historical record in the history of the competition.
the stock Price grew by 48% from January 2017, after Liberty Media, the American media billionaire John Malone decided to purchase a Cup for $ 8 billion. The audience of the television broadcasts in the United States this season increased by 22%. The number of people who attend races are also growing.
Liberty Media is preparing for the introduction of instruments of cost control. The ultimate goal is the updated competition, the main features of which will be an exciting race and financial stability, but these changes negate some of the benefits that now come with the leading teams.
the Main innovation, which plans to introduce a limit on the spending teams in the amount of $ 175 million per year (this amount does not include the cost of engines and wages of the drivers). This is a radical, but necessary measures. The cost of participation in the "Formula 1" beyond the second tier of teams. In the last few years such teams as Lotus, Force India and Manor Racing went bankrupt or were sold for pennies.
the Main difficulty for "Formula 1" is to convince the leading teams — Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull — to reduce costs and to give other participants a chance to catch up with them. Team "Formula 1" with generous funding, not ready to lose the existing advantages, and because of their obligations in respect of competition expire in a year, they take the opportunity to put pressure on Liberty.
the Most expensive world racing team, Ferrari, is now estimated at 1.35 billion dollars. At the gate the place of the racing team Mercedes, which is estimated at 1.15 billion dollars, which is 46% higher in comparison with the results of the value analysis teams held Forbes two years ago.
Other teams don't even come close to these two leaders. However, among them you can find examples of how enormous costs can increase the cost of the team. Red Bull, which since 2008, only once were not included in the top three, is estimated at 640 million dollars. McLaren, despite recent problems, is estimated at 620 million. Renault is also rapidly growing — the cost of the team over the past two years increased more than doubled, to 430 million dollars.
Full ranking of teams "Formula 1" in their value looks like this:
- Ferrari — $1,350 billion
- Mercedes — $1,015 billion
- Red Bull Racing - $640 million
- McLaren - $620 million
- Renault - $430 million
- Williams - $400 million
- Toro Rosso - $200 million
- Haas F1 $115 million
- Alfa Romeo - $105 million
on the Racing Point — $130 million
As earlier it was reported, Formula 1 (F1) said its the cars, offices and production sites by the year 2030 will be carbon-neutral, i.e., stop emissions of co2. To do this, she "goes to super-efficient logistics, and will transfer 100% of the offices, facilities and factories on renewable energy sources" and compensates for emissions that cannot be reduced.