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Formula 1 Team payments for 2017 revealed:

Motorsport.com recently revealed the team payments for the 2017 season for each and every team participating, and despite dropping to third place in the constructor’s championship last year, Ferrari still maintain their status as Formula 1’s top commercial rights earner.

Formula One Management revenues in three ways – hosting fees, media rights and other income avenues such as sponsorship for the trackside and hospitality. The revenues are distributed across the 10 teams over a period of nine months from April. The amount earned by each team varies, depending on a number of factors including performance over the course of the season, past success and special agreements. Every qualifying team earns $36m except for Haas as it has completed only one season. Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren earn separate payments as they have agreed on a deal for constructors’ championship bonus payments. Red Bulls receives an extra payment of $35m for being the first team to sign the current bilateral agreement. Ferrari in total receives $180m i.e. almost one-fifth of the total ‘pot’ but yet $12 less than the previous year.

In spite of finishing one place below Ferrari in the constructors’ championship, Force India receives $108m in total. Had there not been other factors involved, each team would have received $94m each in total.

NASCAR races could see the return of Souvenir trailers

Two years back, NASCAR announced a 10-year agreement with Fanatics to take over the merchandise for the sport. While the model looked great on paper, the fans weren’t that impressed with their experience. What the fans missed was the interaction with the retailers and unexpected visits by their favourite drivers. Recently, Dale Earnhardt Jr. stated that the Souvenir trailers are expected to be back on the track following the Geico 500 on Sunday night. If the rumours are to be true, it could turn out to be a real treat for the racing fans. Mobile bet free bet.

 

Niki Lauda feels the Formula 1 title battle will face a reset from the Spanish Grand Prix

So far, Mercedes and Ferrari are going head to head for the title with Red Bull slightly behind them with all eyes on the race in Barcelona on May 14. Each team are coming up with different changes, and Niki Lauda, non-executive chairman of Mercedes, believes that since the gap is so less between the teams, it might all start from scratch in Spain. Niki believes the upgrades each team are going to come up with, will play a massive role in the season and the team with the better upgrades is likely to clinch the title irrespective of how the season has been so far.

 
 

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