January 5, 2012

Formula 1: Ferrari and Red Bull lap Mclaren and Mercedes

Ferrari and Red Bull have assured at least an economic advantage over act rivals Mclaren and Mercedes by signing the new Formula 1 Concorde agreement with Bernie Ecclestone well ahead of old Agreement 2012 expiration date.

The Concorde agreement, as you know, regulates sharing from Formula One commercial rights revenues and in the current agreement stipulated 47% to the teams. That 47% is divided according to points scored but by signing early (as early as November 2011 according to some reports) Ferrari and Red Bull almost certainly negotiated a hefty "loyalty bonus" for themselves leaving Mclaren and Mercedes fuming and with little leverage.

Formula One, it's 360 degree global thermonuclear competition warfare.
(Via Autosprint)



  1. Man alive do I ever despise Bernie.

    Although in truth he still ranks second in disgust rating to Kai Richter, destroyer of the Ring.

  2. And the above story is precisely why I couldn't give a toss about the business that is F1.

  3. Who says they did that deal? They're prohibited by the current Concorde Agreement to do so ...


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