So hang on. The team who were the big movers behind calling for a strike from the little teams last year as a protest to show solidarity and get F1 to sort itself out so they don't all dissapear is the one obstacle in stopping a team coming back from the brink and getting on the grid again? Oh well done guys.
Mr E seems quite determined for this to happen so my next question is: how difficult would it be to convert those 2014 tubs to 2015 regs? Taking into account that they already have the 2015 designs.
All for the sake of less than £4 million then. That won't be sufficient to save Force India if their financial providers (or even one of them) fail to deliver, I can't see anyone wanting to save them under these circumstances. On the other hand if Marussia can manage to get a car which can pass the regulations and complete one installation lap then as I see it they will get the money. It depends on how much time they are granted to do this.
I also have a feeling that the money isn't paid out instantly due to a certain gentleman holding on to it for as long as possible. How ironic it would be if Force India failed for a lack of cash because the payment was late.
Motorsport magazine, last month, pointed out in a brilliant article, just how F1 arrived at this state financially at the moment. They pointed out the biggest single factor in it all is that the more money that comes in, the more teams will spend. In recent times with the global situation being what it is, in order to sustain revenues, the biggest spenders approved a set of rules that resulted in financial canabalism. The big teams would leach the lions share of money and the little teams would get nothing. These events reafirm that point. Little teams be dammed until the next team in line finds itself at the bottom.