Force India and Manor request advanced funds
Both Force India and Manor have requested advanced payments from Formula One Management in order to ease the stress of development of their all-new 2017 cars.
Both teams submitted similar requests to F1 head Bernie Ecclestone last season also as the current payments – which are calculated on constructors’ championship position and historical status – only run from February through to November.
With teams gearing up development for the new high-downforce, wider and more powerful cars set for 2017, costs for this winter are expected to be higher.
Force India’s request is understood to be to alleviate cashflow issues during the winter break.