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WRITE TO US Motorsport News Autosport Media UK, Bridge House, 69 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SP Losing a team should be an alarm bell for the F1 paddock
Manor Racing’s turbulent history is in the middle of creating another chapter, with the news that it has gone into administration. It will leave the potential F1 line-up for 2017 with just 20 cars.
As far as the bosses of F1 are concerned, it is not their problem if a team can’t find a way to make ends meet. The message that the sport’s overseers have put out over the last few seasons is that F1 is survival of the fittest, and if the teams aren’t fit enough, then that is their problem. The attitude is that they should not be spoon fed by the ringmasters.
But those in charge need to take a serious look at the way the sport divides its riches too. Yes, the successful teams do deserve to have the lion’s share of the money, I have no problem with that, but not so much that it undermines the very infrastructure of the sport.
Having the smaller teams at the back might not mean a great deal to the money men as they count their revenue streams from various sources, but it means a lot to the fans, and also means a hell of a lot for the health of the sport. Are the F1 bosses going to turn a blind eye until there are only three teams left? Matt James, Editor MN,