F1's top teams are throwing money away

F1's top teams are throwing money away

Current rules mean the pure cost of racing a Formula 1 car has come down, so how come teams spending over £150million more than others can only go a few seconds quicker?

Formula 1's increasingly prescriptive sporting and technical regulations have levelled the cost of actually contesting a world championship season.

Where once race team headcount levels were unrestricted and windtunnel hours uncontrolled, now curfews and limits on pit crews apply across the board - from Mercedes down to Manor - while aerodynamic activities have systematically been pegged back.

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