F1 is an expensive sport with significant costs for developing and building the car, drivers, engineers, replacement parts, development throughout the season as well as development on the following year’s car.

Even in this new cost cap era, funding is critical to a team’s ability to enter a competitive car with a world class driver

Teams derive income from a share of F1 profits, prize money, sponsors, a pay driver and car company affiliations. 

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan