Friday, January 27, 2017

End Of An Experiment

So that's it then for the "new boys" introduced in 2009.
  • USF1 didn't make it to the first test
  • Campos became HRT and expired at the end of 2012
  • Team Lotus became Caterham and expired in 2014.
  • Virgin became Marussia and several ownership groups later they have finally expired today in January 2017.
Now to be scrupulously fair, all four of these teams came in under the impression that a cost-containment spending cap was about to be implemented and planned accordingly. Unfortunately for them, the big spenders didn't want that to happen, and it didn't. Today Liberty Media is again talking about a spending cap, and we'll have to see how -- and even if -- such a scheme can be implemented. I predict rampant cheating.