Inside Line F1 Podcast: Ferrari's historical payment to be abolished?

This week's Inside Line F1 Podcast talks about Liberty Media's plan to remove the extra payments made to Ferrari after 2020, which the Italian outfit gets for its historical contribution to Formula 1.

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Ferrari's historical payment to be abolished?
Sergio Marchionne,, Ferrari President and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Niki Lauda, Ferrari 312T2
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H
Sean Bratches, Managing Director, Commercial Operations; Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1; Ross Brawn, Managing Director, Motor Sports
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-31
(L to R): Fernando Alonso, McLaren and Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 on the drivers parade

Ferrari's 'historic bonus' from F1 has made much news, but given how the Italian manufacturer is ignoring Formula E, there's little chance that they'll ever get one from the all-electric series. Are quit F1 threats around the corner for Ferrari?

It also seems that tyre strategy isn't the only thing Ferrari is confused about. On one hand, they're talking of reconsidering the involvement in F1 because of the dwindling viewership, but on the other hand, they are considering purchasing shares in the sport.

Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah wonder if Mclaren's decision to drop the 'MP4' prefix is an outcome of a visit with a numerologist and what will Mclaren achieve first - a win or a title sponsor?

Of all of Ross Brawn's interesting views, we're not sure if doing away with 'blue flags' makes sense and would Mika Hakkinen be upset if the Finnish F1 Grand Prix was held at a circuit called - Kymi Ring?

Lastly, Nico Rosberg might not be the perfect F1 World Drivers' Champion, but he for sure is the perfect F1 fan.

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Kunal Shah is a former racer who works in the sports business industry. He pens his view on Formula 1 on his personal blog: kunalsf1blog.

 

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