Why F1's problems were predictable

Why F1's problems were predictable

In the wake of Formula 1 losing Caterham and Marussia from the Austin grid, DIETER RENCKEN highlights the problems that made such a scenario almost inevitable

To lose one Formula 1 team was utterly predictable; to lose another within a week is downright unforgiveable - and it can be traced to revenue and governance structures that this writer warned - in September 2012 - were absolutely unsustainable.

Worse, the futures of Lotus, Force India and Sauber are far from secure - as AUTOSPORT's True Cost of F1 feature, to be published in this week's magazine, makes unequivocally clear. Toro Rosso, the other 'minnow' operation, survives only as nursery school for Red Bull Racing, for which it receives commensurate funding.

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