Dangerous game with Audi and Porsche

GIs it too good for Formula 1? It’s circling the south of France this weekend, maybe for the final time for the foreseeable future. The well-known Monaco race can also be across the nook. In any case, the administration of Formula 1 is pushing laborious in his favor, regardless of a really respectable contract, and on the very least calls for transformations. Although the Monegasques pay round 15 million euros for the motive force’s subject per look and finance the weeks of conversion from the city-state to the cage.

Other European organizers additionally face an unsure future because the competitors grows and presents robust and accountable arguments: between 30 and 40 million {dollars} in look cash. The profit-oriented administration of the American majority proprietor can hardly afford to show down such tempting presents, for instance from Qatar.

Tradition in Europe, passionate followers in abundance on the previous continent or not: even the expansion charges amongst younger audiences and particularly within the United States appear to depart little room for extra far-sighted enterprise coverage. Formula 1 takes what it could possibly get.

Audi and Porsche must wait

They may have introduced (or had) the entry of Porsche and Audi lately. The return of the sports activities automobile producer and the participation of the Ingolstadt firm in a crew like Sauber is greater than able to be introduced. The Germans have lengthy expressed their will. And the International Automobile Association and Formula 1 administration appear to need nothing extra.

With Porsche and Audi within the subject, each the nominal and actual worth of the collection would rise very quickly. Each of the events concerned will profit from a contract from 2026. However, Audi and Porsche will solely formally declare entry as soon as all events have confirmed in writing and seal the disarmament of the driving components. Formula 1 would dispense with the one of many two electrical motors alongside the combustion engine, which is able to by no means attain collection manufacturing. Everyone agrees. Warm welcome!

But sadly the satan is within the particulars. Ferrari, Mercedes and Alpine insist on this. They need a nearer look earlier than making a choice. How a lot does this price? Especially the climate. The established ones have had sufficient. But with every day’s delay, Audi and Porsche are dropping a bit extra probability of equal circulation in 2026. This tactic is respectable, however not prescient. In view of this game and the world scenario, the Germans may contemplate canceling the challenge. Formula 1 shouldn’t be allowed.

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