Ferrari are always un-happy at the way F1 is managed. If they had their way it would be the Ferrari 1 championship with a season of 1 race at Marinello and for just 2 cars both of which were Ferraris. (Mind you I bet Luca Badoer would still come third!!!)Ferrari (and possibly FOTA) are unhappy at decisions made by the FIA and at the way that the FIA has been managed.
unless i am seriously wrong, which might be the case, fiat does not put that much money into ferrari to pay for the F1 team. basically the F1 team is the ferrari form of advertising for their road cars so the cost of the team is included in the price of the road cars.siffert_fan said:I am wondering how much impact Fiat's current financial woes will have on the Ferrari F1 team. I can't see them continuously putting 300 to 400 million US dollars into what is, to a large extent, a fringe sport, while their very existence may be in question. With that in mind, I wonder if this statement isn't also a warning to BE that the teams need a larger percentage of the income from F!.
Ferrari only build about 6000 cars a year (and sell all of them) so compared to the likes of Honda/Ford/Toyota etc. are probably of 'independent' scale. If you've got money to throw at a brand new Ferrari the chances are you can still afford one global recession or no global recession.rufus_mcdufus said :
Though the fact these profits are a record for them does indicate how dire they've been in the past!